Transgenic mouse in which the pancreas acinar-cell-specific elastase promoter drives VMP1-EGFP expression. The transgene cassette contains the acinar-specific control region (-500 to +8) from the rat elastase I gene and the human growth hormone 3-untranslated region (+500 to +2657) ligated to rat VMP1-EGFP.
C57BL/6 x DBA2+TG and C57BL/6
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Ropolo et al., J. Biol. Chem. 282:37124-37133 (2007); Grasso et al., J. Biol. Chem. 286:8308-8324 (2011).