Strain information
 NBRP Rat No: 0685  Strain name: W-Tg(Thy1-COP4/YFP*)4Jfhy  Commmon Name: W-TChR2V4, W-Tg(Thy1.2-ChR2Venus)4Jfhy  Rat Genome Database
Principal Investigator:  Hiromu Yawo  Tohoku University       2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi    980-8577 Miyagi     Japan
Tel: 022-217-6208    Fax: 022-217-6211 Email: (担当 五十嵐 敬幸
Preservation Status:   Embryo        Sperm       Living Animals
Coat Color  白
Inbred Generations  10
Usage Restrictions  Any form of publications of data resulting from the use of the BIOROGICAL RESOURCE should reference the following DEPOSITOR’s papers.
“Tomita, H., Sugano, E., Fukazawa, Y., Isago, H., Sugiyama, Y., Hiroi, T., Ishizuka, T., Mushiake, H., Kato, M., Hirabayashi, M., Shigemoto, R., Yawo, H. and Tamai, M. Visual properties of transgenic rats harboring the channelrhodopsin-2 gene regulated by the thy-1.2 promoter. PLoS ONE 4(11), e7679 (2009)”
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Genetic Status
 Inbred  Segregating  Congenic  Consomic  Recombinant
 Coisogenic  Spont. Mutant  Transgene  Ind. Mutant  Category Other 
Comercial Availability
Research Category
 Diabetes Obesity  Neurobiology  Ophthalmology  Dentistry  Cardio Hypertension
 Cancer  Metabolism  Otorhinology  Immunology  Infectious
 Osteosis  Internal Organ  Dermatology  Reproduction  Development
 Behavior  Hematology  Urology  Pharmacology  Research Area Others 
 Control Strain  Marker Strain
Gene Affected オワンクラゲGFPの改変体、チャネルロドプシン2(ChR2)
Origin The transgenic rats were established by injection of transgene consisting of ChR2 and Venus fused transgene driven by the Thy-1.2 promoter into Wistar rat fertile eggs.
Strain characteristics Thy-1.2 activated cells in these strains can express ChR2-Venus fused protein and seem to have a sensitibity to the light.
Breeding Conditions Good breeding performance.
Genotyping (1) PCR: detection of 720 bp band for Venus. Primers are Venus-F: 5’-atggtgagcaagggcgaggagctgt-3’ (25-mer), Venus-R: 5’-ttacttgtacagctcgtccatgccga-3’ (26-mer). (2) fluorescence detection using fresh tail sample: Venus fluorescence can be detected in myelinated nerve fiber.
References Tashima R, Koga K, Sekine M, Kanehisa K, Kohro Y, Tominaga K, Matsushita K, Tozaki-Saitoh H, Fukazawa Y, Inoue K, Yawo H, Furue H, Tsuda M.
Optogenetic Activation of Non-Nociceptive Aβ Fibers Induces Neuropathic Pain-like Sensory and Emotional Behaviors after Nerve Injury in Rats.
eNeuro. 2018 Feb 15;5(1). pii: ENEURO.0450-17.2018.

Abe K, Yawo H.
Optogenetic conditioning of paradigm and pattern discrimination in the rat somatosensory system.
PLoS One. 2017 Dec 21;12(12):e0189439.

Lee W, Kim D, Matsuhisa N, Nagase M, Sekino M, Malliaras GG, Yokota T, Someya T.
Transparent, conformable, active multielectrode array using organic electrochemical transistors.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Sep 18. pii: 201703886

Jimbo Y, Matsuhisa N, Lee W, Zalar P, Jinno H, Yokota T, Sekino M, Someya T.
Ultraflexible Transparent Oxide/Metal/Oxide Stack Electrode with Low Sheet Resistance for Electrophysiological Measurements.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2017 Oct 11;9(40):34744-34750.

Lee W, Kim D, Rivnay J, Matsuhisa N, Lonjaret T, Yokota T, Yawo H, Sekino M, Malliaras G. G and Someya T.
Integration of Organic Electrochemical and Field-Effect Transistors for Ultra flexible, High Temporal Resolution Electrophysiology Arrays.
Adv. Mater. 2016, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201602237

Tomita H, Sugano E, Fukazawa Y, Isago H, Sugiyama Y, Hiroi T, Ishizuka T, Mushiake H, Kato M, Hirabayashi M, Shigemoto R, Yawo H, Tamai M (2009) Visual properties of transgenic rats harboring the channelrhodopsin-2 gene regulated by the thy-1.2 promoter. PLoS One. Nov 5;4(11):e7679.

Ji Z-G, Ito S, Honjoh T, Ohta H, Ishizuka T, Fukazawa Y, Yawo H (2012) Light-evoked somatosensory perception of transgenic rats which express channelrhodopsin-2 in dorsal root ganglion cells. PLoS ONE 7:e32699.
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