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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535865/intraperitoneal-administration-of-ethanol-as-a-means-of-euthanasia-for-neonatal-mice-mus-musculus
#1
Cecilia de Souza Dyer, Angela K Brice, James O Marx
The humane euthanasia of animals in research is of paramount importance. Neonatal mice frequently respond differently to euthanasia agents when compared with adults. The AVMA's Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals includes intraperitoneal injection of ethanol as "acceptable with conditions," and recent work confirmed that this method is appropriate for euthanizing adult mice, but neonatal mice have not been tested. To explore this method in neonatal mice, mouse pups (C57BL/6 and CD1, 162 total) were injected with 100% ethanol, a pentobarbital-phenytoin combination, or saline at 7, 14, 21, 28, or 35 d of age...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534180/the-c-terminal-kinesin-motor-kifc1-may-participate-in-nuclear-reshaping-and-flagellum-formation-during-spermiogenesis-of-larimichthys-crocea
#2
Dan-Dan Zhang, Xin-Ming Gao, Yong-Qiang Zhao, Cong-Cong Hou, Jun-Quan Zhu
Spermatogenesis is a highly ordered process in the differentiation of male germ cells. Nuclear morphogenesis is one of the most fundamental cellular transformations to take place during spermatogenesis. These striking transformations from spermatogonia to spermatozoa are a result of phase-specific adaption of the cytoskeleton and its association with molecular motor proteins. KIFC1 is a C-terminal kinesin motor protein that plays an essential role in acrosome formation and nuclear reshaping during spermiogenesis in mammals...
May 23, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527269/-first-evidence-of-lymphocytic-choriomeningitis-virus-arenavirus-infection-in-mus-musculus-rodents-captured-in-the-urban-area-of-the-municipality-of-sincelejo-sucre-colombia
#3
Anais Castellar, Marco Guevara, Juan D Rodas, Andrés F Londoño, Esteban Arroyave, Francisco J Díaz, Silvana Levis, Pedro J Blanco
INTRODUCTION: The lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus is an Old World arenavirus that infects Mus musculus, and can cause congenital hydrocephalus, chorioretinitis and multisystemic failure in transplant human recipients. Although the disease has not been clinically diagnosed in Colombia yet, there have been reports of infection with the Pichindé virus in rodents from Cauca and Valle del Cauca departments, and with the Guanarito virus in rodents from Córdoba department. OBJECTIVE: To identify the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus from Mus musculus captured in the municipality of Sincelejo...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524717/first-molecular-evidence-of-mus-musculus-bactrianus-in-nepal-inferred-from-the-mitochondrial-dna-cytochrome-b-gene-sequences
#4
Pradeep Adhikari, Sang-Hyun Han, Yoo-Kyung Kim, Tae-Wook Kim, Tej Bahadur Thapa, Naresh Subedi, Prabhat Adhikari, Hong-Shik Oh
To identify the house mice collected in Pokhara and Lumbini of Nepal at the subspecies level, morphological and molecular analyses were carried out. Morphologically, two populations collected in Pokhara and Lumbini were distinguished by fur colour, but there was no significant difference in external measurements (p > .05). The phylogenetic analysis results revealed that the haplotypes sequences of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Cytochrome B (CytB) gene distinguished into two distinct clades on a phylogenetic tree representing two subspecies, Mus musculus bactrianus and M...
May 19, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516833/animal-models-of-ebolavirus-infection
#5
Marisa C St Claire, Dan R Ragland, Laura Bollinger, Peter B Jahrling
Ebola virus is a highly pathogenic member of the family Filoviridae that causes a severe hemorrhagic disease in humansand NHP. The 2013-2016 West African outbreak has increased interest in the development and refinement of animal models of Ebola virus disease. These models are used to test countermeasures and vaccines, gain scientific insights into the mechanisms of disease progression and transmission, and study key correlates of immunology. Ebola virus is classified as a BSL4 pathogen and Category A agent, for which the United States government requires preparedness in case of bioterrorism...
May 17, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515303/spontaneous-and-vaccine-induced-clearance-of-mus-musculus-papillomavirus-type-1-mmupv1-muspv1-infection
#6
Rosie T Jiang, Joshua W Wang, Shiwen Peng, Tsui-Chin Huang, Chenguang Wang, Fabiana Cannella, Yung-Nien Chang, Raphael P Viscidi, Simon R A Best, Chien-Fu Hung, Richard B S Roden
Mus musculus Papillomavirus1 (MmuPV1/MusPV1) induces persistent papillomas in immunodeficient mice but not common laboratory strains. To facilitate study of immune control, we sought an outbred and immune competent laboratory mouse strain in which persistent papillomas could be established. We found that challenge of SKH1 mice (Crl:SKH1-Hrhr) by scarification on their tail with MmuPV1 resulted in three clinical outcomes: 1) persistent (>2 months) papillomas (∼20%), 2) transient papillomas that spontaneously regress typically within 2 months (∼15%), 3) no visible papillomas and viral clearance (∼65%)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508748/macrophages-are-necessary-for-epimorphic-regeneration-in-african-spiny-mice
#7
Jennifer Simkin, Thomas R Gawriluk, John C Gensel, Ashley W Seifert
How the immune system affects tissue regeneration is not well understood. In this study, we used an emerging mammalian model of epimorphic regeneration, the African spiny mouse, to examine cell-based inflammation and tested the hypothesis that macrophages are necessary for regeneration. By directly comparing inflammatory cell activation in a 4 mm ear injury during regeneration (Acomys cahirinus) and scarring (Mus musculus), we found that both species exhibited an acute inflammatory response, with scarring characterized by stronger myeloperoxidase activity...
May 16, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503758/postnatal-mandible-growth-in-wild-and-laboratory-mice-differences-revealed-from-bone-remodeling-patterns-and-geometric-morphometrics
#8
Jessica Martínez-Vargas, Francesc Muñoz-Muñoz, Cayetana Martinez-Maza, Amalia Molinero, Jacint Ventura
Comparative information on the variation in the temporospatial patterning of mandible growth in wild and laboratory mice during early postnatal ontogeny is scarce but important to understand variation among wild rodent populations. Here, we compare mandible growth between two ontogenetic series from the second to the eighth week of postnatal life, corresponding to two different groups of mice reared under the same conditions: the classical inbred strain C57BL/6J, and Mus musculus domesticus. We characterize the ontogenetic patterns of bone remodeling of the mandibles belonging to these laboratory and wild mice by analyzing bone surface, as well as examine their ontogenetic form changes and bimodular organization using geometric morphometrics...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498403/mus-musculus-microrna-449a-ameliorates-neuropathic-pain-by-decreasing-the-level-of-kcnma1-and-trpa1-and-increasing-the-level-of-tpte
#9
Shan Lu, Sichao Ma, Yunyun Wang, Tao Huang, Zhihua Zhu, Guoqing Zhao
Neuropathic pain is a nerve disorder characterized by the dysregulation of ion channels in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons. MicroRNAs (miRs) may be associated with the molecular mechanisms underlying the altered levels of ion channels; however, the molecular mechanisms remain widely unknown. To investigate these mechanisms, the present study conducted a genomic analysis of miR between a unilateral spared nerve injury (SNI) model and sham control. Differentially expressed miRs between the SNI and sham groups were selected for transfection of DRG cells, a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) array analysis was subsequently performed...
May 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497813/warming-the-mouse-to-model-human-diseases
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Kirthana Ganeshan, Ajay Chawla
Humans prefer to live within their thermal comfort or neutral zone, which they create by making shelters, wearing clothing and, more recently, by regulating their ambient temperature. These strategies enable humans to maintain a constant core temperature (a trait that is conserved across all endotherms, including mammals and birds) with minimal energy expenditure. Although this primordial drive leads us to seek thermal comfort, we house our experimental animals, laboratory mice (Mus musculus), under conditions of thermal stress...
May 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487860/chromosome-1-sequence-analysis-of-c57bl-6j-chr1-km-mouse-strain
#11
Fuyi Xu, Tianzhu Chao, Yiyin Zhang, Shixian Hu, Yuxun Zhou, Hongyan Xu, Junhua Xiao, Kai Li
The Chinese Kunming (KM) mouse is a widely used outbred mouse stock in China. However, its genetic structure remains unclear. In this study, we sequenced the genome of the C57BL/6J-Chr1(KM) (B6-Chr1(KM)) strain, the chromosome 1 (Chr 1) of which was derived from one KM mouse. With 36.6× average coverage of the entire genome, 0.48 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and 96,679 indels were detected on Chr 1 through comparison with reference strain C57BL/6J. Moreover, 46,590 of them were classified as novel mutations...
2017: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479999/mitochondrial-function-and-bioenergetic-trade-offs-during-lactation-in-the-house-mouse-mus-musculus
#12
Annelise V Mowry, Zachary S Donoviel, Andreas N Kavazis, Wendy R Hood
Energy allocation theory predicts that a lactating female should alter the energetic demands of its organ systems in a manner that maximizes nutrient allocation to reproduction while reducing nutrient use for tasks that are not vital to immediate survival. We posit that organ-specific plasticity in the function of mitochondria plays a key role in mediating these energetic trade-offs. The goal of this project was to evaluate mitochondrial changes that occur in response to lactation in two of the most energetically demanding organs in the body of a rodent, the liver and skeletal muscle...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468871/a-disparity-between-locomotor-economy-and-territory-holding-ability-in-male-house-mice
#13
Jeremy S Morris, James S Ruff, Wayne K Potts, David R Carrier
Both economical locomotion and physical fighting are important performance traits to many species because of their direct influence on components of Darwinian fitness. Locomotion represents a substantial portion of the total daily energy budget of many animals. Fighting performance often determines individual reproductive fitness through the means of resource control, social dominance, and access to mates. However, phenotypic traits that improve either locomotor economy or fighting ability may diminish performance in the other...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466840/the-comparative-immunology-of-wild-and-laboratory-mice-mus-musculus-domesticus
#14
Stephen Abolins, Elizabeth C King, Luke Lazarou, Laura Weldon, Louise Hughes, Paul Drescher, John G Raynes, Julius C R Hafalla, Mark E Viney, Eleanor M Riley
The laboratory mouse is the workhorse of immunology, used as a model of mammalian immune function, but how well immune responses of laboratory mice reflect those of free-living animals is unknown. Here we comprehensively characterize serological, cellular and functional immune parameters of wild mice and compare them with laboratory mice, finding that wild mouse cellular immune systems are, comparatively, in a highly activated (primed) state. Associations between immune parameters and infection suggest that high level pathogen exposure drives this activation...
May 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451980/network-based-gene-function-prediction-in-mouse-and-other-model-vertebrates-using-mousenet-server
#15
Eiru Kim, Insuk Lee
The mouse, Mus musculus, is a popular model organism for the study of human genes involved in development, immunology, and disease phenotypes. Despite recent revolutions in gene-knockout technologies in mouse, identification of candidate genes for functions of interest can further accelerate the discovery of novel gene functions. The collaborative nature of genetic functions allows for the inference of gene functions based on the principle of guilt-by-association. Genome-scale co-functional networks could therefore provide functional predictions for genes via network analysis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447150/anatomical-status-of-the-human-palatopharyngeal-sphincter-and-its-functional-implications
#16
Kaori Sumida, Yoshinori Ando, Shinichiro Seki, Kikuji Yamashita, Akira Fujimura, Otto Baba, Seiichiro Kitamura
PURPOSE: The transition muscle between the palatopharyngeus (PP) and the superior constrictor of the pharynx (SCP) encircles the pharyngeal isthmus from behind and is designated as the palatopharyngeal sphincter (PPS). The PPS is inferred to play important roles for velopharyngeal closure, but its existence remains controversial and its roles have been regarded as being played by the SCP. The present study aimed to clarify the anatomical status and functional implications of the PPS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Macroscopic and microscopic examinations were performed on 39 and 4 cadavers, respectively...
April 26, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437554/molecular-identification-of-cetaceans-from-the-west-atlantic-using-the-e3-i5-region-of-coi
#17
L H O Falcão, A S Campos, J E P Freitas, M A A Furtado-Neto, V V Faria
Molecular identification is very useful in cases where morphology-based species identification is not possible. Examples for its application in cetaceans include the identification of carcasses of stranded animals in advanced state of decomposition and body parts that are illegally traded. One DNA region that is often used for molecular identification is the Folmer region of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) (locus 48 to 705 bp). This locus has been used for the identification of several animal species, including whales and dolphins...
April 20, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435200/mycotoxin-binders-potential-on-histological-of-ovary-mice-exposed-by-zearalenone
#18
Abdul Samik, Erma Safitri
AIM: This study was conducted to examine the potential of mycotoxin binder in ceasing zearalenone (ZEN) effect on mice reproduction. ZEN mycotoxin can induce reactive oxygen species that may cause damage and cell death. ZEN is estrogenic so that it may affect the reproductive organs failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mycotoxin binder administration to female mice exposed to ZEN was aimed to count the number of primary follicles, secondary follicles, tertiary follicles, de Graaf's follicles, and the corpus luteum (CL)...
March 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433468/environmental-structure-and-energetic-consequences-in-groups-of-young-mice
#19
Delia S Shelton, Paul M Meyer, Karen M Ocasio
Microenvironments can have considerable physiological consequences for the inhabitants by influencing the movements of individual members. The microenvironment can permit more diverse aggregation patterns or restrict movements to certain dimensions. Here, we tested whether aspects of the microenvironment that influenced aggregation patterns also influenced the energetics of groups of young animals. We tested the effects of enclosure configuration on the group temperature and respiration of infant mice (Mus musculus)...
April 20, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429678/intraperitoneal-administration-of-ethanol-as-a-means-of-euthanasia-for-neonatal-mice-mus-musculus
#20
Cecilia de Souza Dyer Angela K Brice And James O Marx
The humane euthanasia of animals in research is of paramount importance. Neonatal mice frequently respond differentlyto euthanasia agents when compared with adults. The AVMA's Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals includes intraperitonealinjection of ethanol as "acceptable with conditions," and recent work confirmed that this method is appropriate for euthanizing adult mice, but neonatal mice have not been tested. To explore this method in neonatal mice, mouse pups(C57BL/6 and CD1, 162 total) were injected with 100% ethanol, a pentobarbital-phenytoin combination, or saline at 7, 14, 21, 28, or 35 d of age...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
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