Studies on genetic monitoring of inbred mice in conventional breeding unit

일반사육시설 마우스의 유전적 오염에 대한 실태조사 연구

  • Lee, Heungshik S. (College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, Chul-kyu (National Institute of Toxicological Safety Research)
  • 이흥식 (서울대학교 수의과대학 및 농생명공학부) ;
  • 김철규 (국립독성연구소 일반독성부)
  • Accepted : 2001.08.27
  • Published : 2001.09.25


These studies were carried out to survey the genetic contamination of six inbred mice (A, BALB/c, C3H, C57BL/6, CBA and KK) produced and supplied from the conventional breeding unit for improving the quality of mice as experimental animal. We examined alleles of five loci (Akp-1, Car-2, Hbb, Es-1 and Trf) by the use of biochemical markers with celluose acetate electrophoresis. As the results of test, BALB/c, A, C3H, C57BL/6, CBA and KK showed standard alleles in Akp-1, Car-2 and Hbb. But Es-1 of A and C57BL/6 and Trf of A, C3H, C57BL/6 and CBA did allelic divergence in loci. These results suggest that the colonies of A, C3H, C57BL/6 and CBA were genetically contaminated. Therefore, we recommend to eliminate the genetically contaminated mice thoroughly, to check on genetic monitoring regularly and to consider a counterpaln for improving the quality control as soon as possible.


Supported by : 서울대학교