Mouse Tumor Biology Database (MTB)
MTB Home   Help
Search for Help
 
in these sections
Search Forms
Tumor
Strain
Genetics
Pathology Images
Reference
Advanced
Search MTB Using Human Genes
Gene Expression Data Sets

Additional Resources
new PDX Like Me
PDX Finder
PDX Model Search
Faceted Tumor Search
Dynamic Tumor Frequency Grid
Other Cancer Websites
Immunohistochemistry
Lymphoma Pathology

Mouse Genome Informatics
The Jackson Laboratory
Citing These Resources
Warranty Disclaimer
& Copyright Notice

Send Questions and
Comments to User Support.

Last Database Update
2019-06-16
MTB 3.0
 
HelpHelp and Documentation Reference Detail  
Reference
Title: Pathobiology of aging mice and GEM: background strains and experimental design.
Authors: Brayton CF; Treuting PM; Ward JM
Journal: Vet Pathol
Volume: 49
Issue: 1
Year: 2012
Pages: 85-105
Abstract: The use of induced and spontaneous mutant mice and genetically engineered mice (and combinations thereof) to study cancers and other aging phenotypes to advance improved functional human life spans will involve studies of aging mice. Genetic background contributes to pathology phenotypes and to causes of death as well as to longevity. Increased recognition of expected phenotypes, experimental variables that influence phenotypes and research outcomes, and experimental design options and rationales can maximize the utility of genetically engineered mice (GEM) models to translational research on aging. This review aims to provide resources to enhance the design and practice of chronic and longevity studies involving GEM. C57BL6, 129, and FVB/N strains are emphasized because of their widespread use in the generation of knockout, transgenic, and conditional mutant GEM. Resources are included also for pathology of other inbred strain families, including A, AKR, BALB/c, C3H, C57L, C58, CBA, DBA, GR, NOD.scid, SAMP, and SJL/J, and non-inbred mice, including 4WC, AB6F1, Ames dwarf, B6, 129, B6C3F1, BALB/c,129, Het3, nude, SENCAR, and several Swiss stocks. Experimental strategies for long-term cross-sectional and longitudinal studies to assess causes of or contributors to death, disease burden, spectrum of pathology phenotypes, longevity, and functional healthy life spans (health spans) are compared and discussed.
Additional
Information
in MTB
Tumor Records (380)
Strains (64)
Other
Accession
IDs
J:235854  Mouse Genome Informatics
22215684  National Library of Medicine/PubMed