Adult LacZ Expression Data for Dusp3 (MDUS)

Overview

Adult expression (≥ 6 weeks): The lacZ reporter gene within the targeting vector was used to determine the wholemount expression profile of the targeted gene. Mice were fixed by cardiac perfusion using 4% paraformaldehyde (PFA). Following dissection, the tissues to be stained were fixed an additional 30 min in 4% PFA before being rinsed in phosphate buffered saline and transferred to lacZ staining solution, containing 0.1% X-gal, for up to 48 hours. After an additional overnight post-staining fixation in 4% PFA, tissues were cleared with 50% glycerol then transferred to 70% glycerol for long-term storage.

Display Criteria

A tick-list of 41 tissues and organs was scored for the presence (green tick) or absence (red cross) of lacZ expression.

  • The term 'Ambiguous' was assigned when there was uncertainty as to the validity of the observed pattern e.g. staining may be very faint, background or an artefact due to trapping.
  • The term 'No Data' was assigned if the stained entity was not available to assess.

By default, up to 27 standard images may be taken using a Leica MZ16A microscope and Imagic software. These images were only collected when X-gal staining was present.

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Tick-List
Colony Name Dusp3 tm1b(KOMP)Wtsi Dusp3 tm1b(KOMP)Wtsi Dusp3 tm1b(KOMP)Wtsi Dusp3 tm1b(KOMP)Wtsi
Genotype Dusp3(b)/+ Dusp3(b)/+ Dusp3(b)/+ Dusp3(b)/+
Gender Male Female Male Female
Age In Weeks 6.8 6.8 13.1 13.1
Adrenal Gland present present present present
Bone absent absent absent absent
Brain present present present present
Brown Adipose Tissue absent absent No data absent
Cartilage present ambiguous absent absent
Colon present present present present
Eye absent absent absent absent
Gall Bladder absent absent absent absent
Heart present present present present
Kidney present present present present
Large Intestine present present present present
Liver absent absent absent absent
Lung present present present present
Mammary Gland absent absent absent absent
Mesenteric Lymph Node present present present present
Nasal Epithelia No data No data No data No data
Oesophagus present present present present
Oral Epithelia absent absent absent absent
Ovaries No data present No data present
Oviduct No data present No data present
Pancreas present present present present
Parathyroid present present present present
Peripheral Nervous System present present present present
Peyers Patch absent absent absent absent
Pituitary Gland present present present present
Prostate ambiguous No data absent No data
Skeletal Muscle absent absent absent absent
Skin absent absent absent absent
Small Intestine present present present present
Spinal Cord present present present present
Spleen present present present present
Stomach present present present present
Testis present No data present No data
Thymus absent absent absent absent
Thyroid present present absent absent
Trachea present present present present
Urinary System present present present present
Uterus No data absent No data absent
Vas Deferens absent No data present No data
Vascular System present present present present
White Adipose Tissue absent absent absent absent
Images
  • Tissue: Adrenal gland
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Brain
    Description: Lateral view
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Brain
    Description: Longitudinal section
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Heart
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Hind limb
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Kidney
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Lung
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Mesenteric lymph node
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Ovary and Uterus
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Rib cage
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Skull
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Spleen
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Stomach
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Tail
    Description: Cross-section
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Testis
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Trachea and thyroid
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Urogenital system
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
Background LacZ Staining in Adult

The adult wholemount LacZ expression protocol has been refined to minimize background staining however, it can still occur. We have systematically documented the sites and intensities of this background stain in male and female wildtype C57BL/6 (C57BL/6J-Tyr<c-Brd>; C57BL/6NTac/Den) mice. The major locations where background staining may be observed are:

  • Nasal cavity
  • Thyroid gland
  • Glandular stomach
  • Kidney
  • Male genitals

Additional background staining is observed occasionally in:

  • Rib cage
  • Thymus
  • Mesenteric lymph nodes
  • Ovaries

Examples of the pattern and level of background stain are presented below.

  • Tissue: Nasal cavity
    Description: Longitudinal section
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Nasal cavity
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Trachea and thyroid
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Trachea and thyroid
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Stomach
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Stomach
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Kidney
    Description: Longitudinal section
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Kidney
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Urogenital system
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Testis
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Rib cage
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Thymus
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Mesenteric lymph node
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Ovary and Uterus
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Ovary and Uterus
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype