Strain Data Sheet
Data update: Jun 20, 2019
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RBRC No. RBRC01498  
Type TransgeneCartagena  
Species Mus musculus  
Strain name C57BL/6J-Tg(Camk2-mutPolg)1Bsi  
Former Common name Bipolar Disorder Model Mouse  
H-2 Haplotype No Data  
Background strain C57BL/6JJcl  
 1 Appearance No Data  
Genotype No Data  
Strain development Developed by Drs. Takaoki Kasahara and Tadafumi Kato at RIKEN BSI in 2001. The mutant POLG coding fragment including the CaMKII alpha promoter was injected into the pronuclei of C57BL/6J fertilized eggs.  
Strain description Bipolar disorder, a mood disorder marked by alternating periods of manic and depressive episodes, affects approximately 1% of the global population. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been seen in patients with bipolar disorder. Moreover, patients with mitochondrial disorders sometimes display mood disorders. This transgenic mice express mouse mitochondrial DNA polymerase (POLG) having a point mutation D181A under the control of CaMKII alpha promoter. The mutant mice exhibited characteristic behavioral phenotypes in accordance with criteria for the validation as an animal model of mood disorder. This strain is useful to investigate the cause of bipolar disorder and to develop new mood stabilizers to treat bipolar disorder.  
Colony maintenance Backcross to C57BL/6 (hemizygote male x 57BL/6JJcl female)
Don't use Tg female for breeding in order to prevent transmission of mutated mtDNA.  
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Gene Details
Promoter mouse Camk2a promoter  
 1 Symbol Polg  
Symbol name polymerase (DNA directed), gamma  
Chromosome UN  
Common name mitochondrial DNA polymerase gamma, mitochondrial DNA polymerase-gamma, Pol gamma, Polga, polymerase gamma  
Symbol description No Data  
References Mol Psychiatry. 2006 Jun;11(6):577-93.  
Mice with neuron-specific accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations show mood disorder-like phenotypes.
Research applications Cell Biology Research,
Mouse Models for Human Disease  
Specific Term and Conditions The following terms and conditions will be requested by the DEPOSITOR.
The RECIPIENT of BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE shall obtain a prior written consent on use of it from the DEPOSITOR.
In publishing the research results obtained by use of the BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE, a citation of the following literature(s) designated by the DEPOSITOR is requested.
Molecular Psychiatry, 11, 577-593 (2006).
The RECIPIENT agrees to use the BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE only for publication of research papers.
The RECIPIENT agrees to include the DEPOSITOR/DEVELOPER as a co-author in any publications resulted by the use of the BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE when the RECIPIENT ordered the BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE before the publication of the paper indicated above.  
Additional information
 1 Lab HP  
 2 Mouse of the Month May 2006  
 3 Genotyping protocol <PCR>  
Depositor Kato, Tadafumi (RIKEN Center for Brain Science)  Kato, Tadafumi 
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