JAX® NOTES Summer 2006, No. 502
In this issue...
You may occasionally see a cautionary note on strain data sheets of some of our JAX® Mice models. We include this note because the variety of genetic backgrounds and the mutations characterized and published on them are continually increasing.
The C57BL6J (B6) male mouse is the most commonly used model of diet-induced obesity (DIO). Male B6 mice have many of the same obesity phenotypes as do humans, including visceral adioposity, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, hyperleptinemia, and leptin resistance.
See a list of newly available JAX® GEMM® Strains.
On Sunday, March 5, a new database began serving the JAX® Mice Web site.
The Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) database is the authoritative source for mouse gene, allele, and strain nomenclature, and gene associates to the Gene Ontology and Mammalian Phenotype Ontology.
Under a "National Centers for Systems Biology" program, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has awarded a five-year grant for $15.073,585 to a team of Jackson Laboratory researchers and collaborators who are using a new systems approach to study the genetics of health and disease.
A partial list of upcoming courses, workshops, and meetings sponsored by The Jackson Laboratory.
Staff at The Jackson Laboratory recently compiled a new resource manual entitled "Infectious Disease Research and the Laboratory Mouse: A Jackson Laboratory Resource Manual."