Transgenesis in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells

  • Janine van ReeEmail author
  • Wei Zhou
  • Ming Li
  • Jan M. van Deursen
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 693)


Traditionally, transgenic mice are generated by pronuclear injection of exogenous DNA. This technique has several limitations, including limited control over transgene expression, transgene cytotoxicity, ­promiscuity and silencing, and founder mouse sterility. Here we describe two protocols to generate transgenic mice from ES cell clones carrying stably integrated exogenous DNA with inducible transgene expression.

Key words

Transgenic mice ES cells Inducible expression Cre recombinase Doxycycline 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janine van Ree
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wei Zhou
    • 1
  • Ming Li
    • 1
  • Jan M. van Deursen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent MedicineMayo Clinic College of MedicineRochesterUSA

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