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RB1712 C. elegans rig-3(ok2156) X. Show Description
C53B7.1. Homozygous. Outer Left Sequence: GGGGAAACCCCAGTTTTATG. Outer Right Sequence: ACAAATGCCAGGATTTCAGC. Inner Left Sequence: ACGTCTTAAATTTGCGCGAT. Inner Right Sequence: GCAACAAAACAGTGCGTCAT. Inner Primer PCR Length: 3140 bp. Deletion Size: 1532 bp. Deletion left flank: AAACATCGCAAAACATCGCTACATTTCTCA. Deletion right flank: GCTGGATTTGGTAGGAATAATAATTCTGAA. Attribution: This strain was provided by the C. elegans Gene Knockout Project at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, which was part of the International C. elegans Gene Knockout Consortium, which should be acknowledged in any publications resulting from its use. Paper_evidence WBPaper00041807
AML310 C. elegans wtfIs5; wtfEx258. Show Description
wtfIs5 [rab-3p::NLS::GCaMP6s + rab-3p::NLS::tagRFP]. wtfEx258 [rig-3p::tagBFP::unc-54 3'UTR]. Pick BFP+ animals to maintain transgene. Integrated calcium indicator GCaMP6s and calcium-insensitive fluorescent protein RFP in the nuclei of all neurons for whole brain imaging. BFP expression from rig-3 promoter allows identification of AVAL/R neurons. Reference: Hallinen KM, et al. eLife. 2021 Jul 29;10:e66135. doi: 10.7554/eLife.66135.
AML546 C. elegans wtfEx496. Show Description
wtfEx496 [pAS3-rig-3p::AI::gur-3G::SL2::tagRFP::unc-54 3'UTR + pAS3-rig-3p::AI::prdx-2G::SL2::tagBFP::unc-54 3'UTR]. Pick animals either BFP or RFP expression in head neurons to maintain. Keep plates covered to avoid unnecessary exposure to light. This strain expresses a purple light-sensitive optogenetic protein system (i.e., GUR-3 and PRDX-2) alongside fluorescent proteins tagBFP and tagRFP in command interneurons AVA, and nearby pharyngeal neurons I1, I4, M4, NSM using rig-3 promoter. Worms exhibit higher reversal rate on exposing to blue light (peak value ~470) compared to controls. Reference: Randi F, et al. Nature 2023 Nov;623(7986):406-414. doi: 10.1038/s41586-023-06683-4. PMID: 37914938.
NC1749 C. elegans pha-1(e2123) hdIs32 III; otEx239. Show Description
hdIs32 [glr-1::DsRed2] III. otEx239 [rig-3::GFP + pha-1(+)]. Maintain at 25C and pick GFP+ to ensure the array is retained. AVA neurons are marked with GFP and DsRed2. Can be used to isolate AVA by FACS. Used by CeNGEN project for RNA-Seq (https://www.cengen.org/). Derived from parental strain OH4326. Reference: Hutter H. J Microsc. 2004 Aug;215(Pt 2):213-8. doi: 10.1111/j.0022-2720.2004.01367.x. PMID: 15315508.
PHX4763 C. elegans rig-3(syb4763[rig-3::SL2::GFP::H2B]) X. Show Description
CRISPR/Cas9-engineered reporter allele. Reference: Vidal B, et al. bioRxiv 2021.11.30.470650; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.11.30.470650
AML1 C. elegans zfIs18; zfIs42. Show Description
zfIs18 [mec-4p::ChR2::YFP]. zfIs42 [rig-3p::GCaMP3::SL2::mCherry]. Pick mCherry+ animals to maintain strong expression from zfIs42. Worm expresses light-sensitive Channelrhodopsin (ChR2) and yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) in mechanosensory neurons, ALMR/L, AVM, PLML/R, and PVM. When fed all-trans retinal, blue light stimulation (473 nm at 2 mW * mm^-2) of head induces reversals. GCaMP3 and and mCherry expression in command interneurons AVA, and nearby pharyngeal neurons I1, I4, M4, NSM. Worms were made by crossing the integrated strains QW309 and QW625. Reference: Shipley FB, et al. Front Neural Circuits. 2014 Mar 24;8:28.
AML17 C. elegans wtfIs2. Show Description
wtfIs2 [rig-3p::Chrimson::SL2::mCherry]. Transgenic animals express light-gated ion channel Chrimson and fluorescent protein mCherry in AVA neurons as well as nearby nearby pharyngeal neurons I1, I4, M4, NSM. Worms reverse more upon exposure to red light via optogenetic activation of AVA neurons. Reference: Kumar S, et al. PLoS Biol. 2023 Sep 21;21(9):e3002280. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3002280. PMID: 37733772.
OS11082 C. elegans mgl-2(tm355) I; kyEx4787; kyEx4786. Show Description
kyEx4787 [rig-3p::iGluSnFR + unc-122p::dsRed]. kyEx4786 [rig-3p:: RCaMP1e + unc-122p::GFP]. Pick animals with dsRed+ and GFP+ coelomocytes to maintain arrays. mgl-2(tm355) shows low rate of reversals. Strain carrying transgenes to monitor glutamate input and Ca activity in AVA. Reference: Katz M, et al. Nat Commun. 2019 Apr 23;10(1):1882.
OS11091 C. elegans mgl-2(tm355) I; glt-1(ok206) X; kyEx4787; kyEx4786. Show Description
kyEx4787 [rig-3p::iGluSnFR + unc-122p::dsRed]. kyEx4786 [rig-3p:: RCaMP1e + unc-122p::GFP]. Pick animals with dsRed+ and GFP+ coelomocytes to maintain arrays. mgl-2(tm355) mutation rescues the high reversal rate of glt-1(ok206). Strain carrying transgenes to monitor glutamate input and Ca activity in AVA. Reference: Katz M, et al. Nat Commun. 2019 Apr 23;10(1):1882.
QW1075 C. elegans lite-1(ce314) X; zdIs5; zfEx416. Show Description
zdIs5 [mec-4p::GFP + lin-15(+)] I. zfEx416 [rig-3p::GFP::SL2::mCherry]. Pick animals with red fluorescence to maintain zfEx416. Reference: Shipley FB, et al. Front Neural Circuits. 2014 Mar 24;8:28.
QW625 C. elegans zfIs42. Show Description
zfIs42 [rig-3p::GCaMP3::SL2::mCherry + lin-15(+)]. Reference: Shipley FB, et al. Front Neural Circuits. 2014 Mar 24;8:28.
SWF5 C. elegans flvEx4. Show Description
flvEx4 [rig-3p::wArchon1::GFP + sra-6::ChR2-GFP + elt-2p::nGFP]. Pick GFP+ to maintain. Voltage-sensor protein wArchon1 transgene injected into N2 background. Reference: Piatkevich KD, et al. Nature Chemical Biology. 2018. doi:10.1038/s41589-018-0004-9.
SWF7 C elegans flvEx5. Show Description
flvEx5 [rig-3p::wArchon1::GFP + elt-2p::nGFP]. Pick GFP+ to maintain. Expresses voltage sensor wArchon1 in AVA, tagged with GFP, as well as GFP in the gut from the co-injection marker.
ZM10040 C. elegans hpIs721. Show Description
hpIs721 [rig-3p::FRT::Stop::FRT::snb-1::GFP + nmr-1p::FLP::FLP + myo-2p::RFP]. Transgenic animals have pharyngeal RFP expression and SNB-1::GFP expression in AVA (soma and along the VNC).
ZM10113 C. elegans twk-40(bln282[twk-40::TagRFP::ZF]) III; hpIs727. Show Description
hpIs727 [rig-3p::zif-1::sl2::RFP + ttx-3p::GFP]. twk-40(bln282) is a CRISPR generated tagged allele of endogenous twk-40 locus inserting TagRFP and a ZIF-1 directed degron to the endogenous TWK-40, allowing visualization of endogenous protein expression and localization as well as targeted degradation. The presence of hpIs727 in the background leads to specific degradation of TWK-40 from AVA, causing loopy forward and reversal movement compared to twk-40(bln282) alone.
ZM10206 C. elegans hpIs758. Show Description
hpIs758 [rig-3p::LoxP::eBFP::LoxP::Chrimson::wCherry + twk-40(s)p::Cre + myo-2p::wCherry]. Pick animals with red fluorescence to maintain. Weak myo-2 and AVA Cherry expression. hpIs758 is a spontaneous insertion of hpEx4080. Reference: Lu Y, et al. 2022. Current Biology (In Press).
ZM10311 C. elegans unc-25(e156) III; ljIs131; hpIs758. Show Description
ljIs131 [myo-3p::GCaMP3::UrSL2::tagRFP-T]. hpIs758 [rig-3p::LoxP::eBFP::LoxP::Chrimson::wCherry + twk-40(s)p::Cre + myo-2p::wCherry]. Pick animals with red fluorescence to maintain. Shrinker. RFP expression in AVA and a few other neurons. Reversal upon green light illumination with ATR. hpIs758 is a spontaneous insertion of hpEx4080. Reference: Lu Y, et al. 2022. Current Biology (In Press).
ZM10538 C. elegans hpIs774; hpEx4081. Show Description
hpIs774 [twk-40p(short)::GCaMP6s::mNeptune]. hpEx4081 [rig-3p::LoxP::eBFP::Stop::LoxP::gtACR2::wCherry + twk-40p(short)::Cre + myo-2p::RFP]. Pick RFP+ (pharynx) to maintain. Transgenic animals are GFP and RFP positive in multiple neurons in the head, but strong RFP signals in AVA neurite. Superficially wild type. Activation of gtACR2 decreases AVA and AVB’s calcium signals. hpEx4081 can be maintained by picking animals with weak pharyngeal RFP signals (seems to be a common artifact of the Cre-LoxP system).
ZM10786 C. elegans hpIs721; hpIs811. Show Description
hpIs721 [rig-3p::FRT::Stop::FRT::snb-1::GFP + nmr-1p::FLP::FLP + myo-2p::RFP]. hpIs811 [flp-18p::LoxP::eBFP::Stop::LoxP::TeTx::Cherry + twk-40p(short)::Cre]. Transgenic animals have pharyngeal RFP signal; GFP puncta are visible in AVA soma but not along the VNC; RFP signals along AVA neurite.
ZM11151 C. elegans hpIs758; hpIs814. Show Description
hpIs758 [rig-3p::LoxP::eBFP::LoxP::Chrimson::wCherry + twk-40p(short)::Cre + myo-2p::wCherry]. hpIs814 [flp-18p::LoxP::eBFP::Stop::LoxP::TeTx::wCherry + twk-40p(short)::Cre]. RFP positive in AVA soma and neurite along the VNC. Weak pharyngeal RFP. Flat and slow movement without ATR or LED stimulation. Chrimson activation induces loopy reversal but not loopy forward after 5min.
ZM11286 C. elegans hpIs636; hpEx4479. Show Description
hpIs636 [rig-3p::HisCl1::SL2::mCherry]. hpEx4479 [npr-4p::snb-1::pHluorin + lin-15(+)]. Pick animals with green fluorescence in VNC to maintain. Synapse exocytosis marker in AVA. Transgenic animals exhibit punctate green fluorescent signals along AVA neurites in the ventral cord, with stronger expression than in a wild-type background. mCherry and HisCl1 expression in AVA soma and neurites. In the presence of histamine, the SNB-1::pHluorin intensity will decrease in neurites.
ZM6804 C. elegans hpIs270. Show Description
hpIs270 [rig-3p::FRT::stop::FRT::ChR2(H134R)::wCherry + nmr-1p::FLP + lin-15(+)]. ChR2 activation in AVA neurons upon exposure to blue light (470 nm). Slightly slow growth. Reference: Gao S, et al. eLife, 7, e29915. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.29915 PMID: 29360035
ZM9354 C. elegans hpIs636. Show Description
hpIs636 [rig-3p::HisCl1::SL2::mCherry]. mCherry expression in AVA soma and neurites along VNC. Non-specific mCherry expression in gut. HisCl activation leads to reduced forward and reversal activity.