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Rat Embryonic Stem Cells Available
 June 08, 2010

The Rat Resource and Research Center (RRRC) is pleased to announce that two rat Embryonic Stem Cell lines donated to the RRRC by Dr. Qi-Long Ying are now available for distribution.

The two lines are DAc2 (RRRC #467) and DAc8 (RRRC #464). DAc2 is a female, Dark Agouti (DA)-derived line and DAc8 is a male, DA-derived line. Both are described in Li et al (2008) Cell, 135: 1299-1310.

The cost is $850/vial of cells + shipping.

To request these ES Cells, please fill out a Request form and the MTA agreement.

8th Comparative Medicine Resource Directors Meeting
 August 23, 2010
The Eighth Comparative Medicine Resource Directors Meeting was held on May 10-11, 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland.
p53 Knockout Rats: Available
 April 14, 2011

The first knockout rats created using homologous recombination in embryonic stem cells described by Tong et al. , Nature 467 (211-213) are available.  To request animals use the online order form or call the customer service office at 888-673-3444.

Discontinued Live Colonies
 June 02, 2011
Live colonies discontinued
John Critser
 September 02, 2011
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely passing of our dear friend and colleague John Critser, Director of the Rat Resource and Research Center (RRRC).
New RRRC Director
 January 11, 2012
We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth C. Bryda, PhD is the new director of the RRRC.
New Publications from the RRRC
 July 19, 2012
Drs. Hongsheng Men and Elizabeth Bryda describe the isolation and characterization of novel ES cell lines in "Germline Transmission of a Novel Rat Embryonic Stem Cell Line Derived from Transgenic Rats" to be published in Stem Cells and Development.  Dr. Yuksel Agca has a paper "Changes in rat spermatozoa function after cooling, cryopreservation and centrifugation processes" (S. Kim et al.) in press in Cryobiology. 
New Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Available
 August 10, 2012
Two new rat embryonic stem cell lines are now available: SD-Tg.EC1 (RRRC# 561) and F344-Tg.EC4011 (RRRC# 654).  Both cell lines carry an enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) transgene.  
Discontinued Strains
 March 08, 2013
Due to lack of demand,  the live colonies for the following strains will be discontinued March 15, 2013.  If you would like to receive animals prior to this date please place your order using the on-line order form or contact customer service at 888-673-3444.

R485: STOCK-Tp53<tm1(EGFP-Pac)QlyRrrc
R319: SD-Tg(POU5f1-EGFP)GarRrrc
R541: SD-Tg(ROSA26-EGFP)RehRrrc
R542: Black
R632: SD-Tg(ChAT-tTA)
R633: TRE-TDP43-M337V


These lines will continue to be offered as cryopreserved embryos/sperm or cryo-resuscitation.
Discontinued Live Strains
 June 24, 2013
Due to lack of demand,  the live colonies for the following strains will be discontinued July 8, 2013.  If you would like to receive animals prior to this date please place your order using the on-line order form or contact customer service at 888-673-3444.
RRRC#445 RrrcHsdBlu:BRAT-Avpdi
RRRC#539 SD-Foxn1 Tg(S334ter)3LavRrrc

These lines will continue to be offered as cryopreserved embryos/sperm or cryo-resuscitation
RRRC Mutant Rat Strain - SD-Foxn1 Tg(S334ter)3LavRrrc
RRRC#:
 00539