Genetic control of neurol activity in mice conditionally expressing TRPV1
ROSA-stop flox-TRPV1-IRES-ECFP knock-in mice
Background strain 129S1/SvlmJ
Mice that are homozygous for the targeted mutation are viable, fertile, normal in size and do not display any gross physical or behavioral abnormalities. Upon crossing to a Cre-expressing driver line, the Rat TRPV1 gene product is expressed from the ROSA26 locus. Cells expressing TRPV1 are sensitive to capsaicin and similar chemical agonists.