The targeting vector has been generated using C57BL/6J DNA and transfected into TaconicArtemis C57BL/6NTac ES cell line.
Exon 1 contains the translation initiation codon.
Exon 3 has been flanked by loxP sites (size of loxP-flanked region: 1.4 kb).
The conditional KO allele has been generated after Flp-mediated recombination by crossing chimeras to a Flp-Deleter on a C57BL/6 background.
The conditional KO line has been derived using C57BL/6NTac animals and the Flp-transgene was removed by segregation.
The constitutive KO allele can be generated by Cre-mediated recombination. Deletion of exon 3 should result in loss of function of the Slc39a8 gene by deleting the N-terminal part of the ZIP domain and the first 2 transmembrane domains, and by generating a frameshift from exon 3 to downstream exons (premature Stop codon in exon 4).
The remaining recombination sites are located in non-conserved regions of the genome.
The corresponding constitutive KO allele is available as line 10718.
Datamining and Design performed in 2009.
Gene Family: Solute carrier
Genetic Background: C57BL/6
Gene Symbol: Slc39a8
Gene Accession Number: NM_026228.2
Allele Type: cKO
Availability: Cryopreserved at Taconic
Official Gene Name: solute carrier family 39 (metal ion transporter), member 8