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Common Names: 5LX-;    
Mice homozygous for Alox5tm1Fun are in general selectively resistant to inflammatory insults. Because Leukotrienes are derived from 5-lipoxygenase-catalysed oxygenation of arachidonic acid in granulocytes, macrophages and mast cells, this strain may be useful in studying roles of leukotrienes in the pathophysiology of select inflammatory states


Strain Information

Type Congenic; Targeted Mutation;
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Mating SystemHomozygote x Homozygote         (Female x Male)   01-MAR-06
Specieslaboratory mouse
GenerationN9+1F13N1F6 (29-SEP-08)
Generation Definitions
Donating Investigator Colin D. Funk,   Queen's University

Mice homozygous for the Alox5tm1Fun targeted mutation are viable and fertile. In general, homozygous mutant mice are selectively resistant to inflammatory insults. They are resistant to the lethal effects of platelet activating factor but reaction to endotoxin shock is normal. Phorbol ester induced inflammation is normal but arachidonic acid induced inflammation is reduced.

A targeting vector containing neomycin resistance and herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase genes was used to disrupt the Alox5 gene. The construct was electroporated into 129S2/SvPas-derived D3H embryonic stem (ES) cells. Correctly targeted ES cells were injected into C57BL/6J blastocysts. The donating investigator reports that the resulting chimeric male animals were backcrossed to C57BL/6J females (see SNP note below).

A 32 SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) panel analysis, with 27 markers covering all 19 chromosomes and the X chromosome, as well as 5 markers that distinguish between the C57BL/6J and C57BL/6N substrains, was performed on the rederived living colony at The Jackson Laboratory Repository. While the 27 markers throughout the genome suggested a C57BL/6 genetic background, 1 of 5 markers that determine C57BL/6J from C57BL/6N were found to be segregating. These data suggest the mice sent to The Jackson Laboratory Repository were on a mixed C57BL/6J ; C57BL/6N genetic background.

Control Information

   000664 C57BL/6J
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002485   129-Alox5tm1Fun/J
002263   B6;129S2-Alox5tm1Fun/J
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Phenotype Information

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Related Disease (OMIM) Terms provided by MGI
- Potential model based on gene homology relationships. Phenotypic similarity to the human disease has not been tested.
Asthma, Susceptibility to   (ALOX5)
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Mammalian Phenotype Terms provided by MGI
      assigned by genotype


  • immune system phenotype
  • *normal* immune system phenotype
    • homozygotes display no differences in infarct size following induction of focal cerebral ischemia (permanent or transient; 60 min) relative to wild-type   (MGI Ref ID J:89268)


  • adipose tissue phenotype
  • increased total fat pad weight
    • increased total fat pad weight   (MGI Ref ID J:104825)
  • homeostasis/metabolism phenotype
  • increased circulating VLDL cholesterol level
    • increased plasma VLDL/LDL cholesterol   (MGI Ref ID J:104825)
  • increased circulating leptin level   (MGI Ref ID J:104825)
  • skeleton phenotype
  • increased bone mineral density
    • increased bone mineral density   (MGI Ref ID J:104825)
  • immune system phenotype
  • decreased susceptibility to experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis
    • upon adoptive transfer of IRBP1-20-specific T cells from wild-type B6 donors to wild-type and Alox5-deficient recipients, wild-type mice develop severe clinical uveitis, whereas mutant recipients show only mild and transient clinical disease   (MGI Ref ID J:108446)

The following phenotype information is associated with a similar, but not exact match to this JAX® Mice strain.


        involves: 129S2/SvPas * C57BL/6
  • cardiovascular system phenotype
  • *normal* cardiovascular system phenotype
    • homozygotes display a normal mean arterial pressure and heart rate relative to wild-type   (MGI Ref ID J:21372)
  • hematopoietic system phenotype
  • *normal* hematopoietic system phenotype
    • analysis of cell-surface markers CD3, CD4 and B220 on splenocytes from 4-wk- and 8-wk-old mice revealed no other abnormalities   (MGI Ref ID J:21372)
    • homozygotes show no changes in total blood cell populations or differential cell counts   (MGI Ref ID J:21372)
    • bone marrow analysis revealed no evidence of abnormal precursor cells of any lineage relative to wild-type   (MGI Ref ID J:21372)
    • small spleen
      • homozygotes show no abnormalities up to 10 months of age under normal physiological conditions; however, their spleen is usually smaller relative to wild-type   (MGI Ref ID J:21372)
  • immune system phenotype
  • *normal* immune system phenotype
    • homozygotes display a normal reaction to endotoxin-induced shock   (MGI Ref ID J:21372)
    • also, homozygotes exhibit a normal reaction to ear inflammation induced by topical application of phorbol myristyl acetate   (MGI Ref ID J:21372)
    • neutrophil recruitment into the peritoneal cavity by a non-specific inflammatory challenge (glycogen) elicits a comparable (large) influx of polymorphonuclear leukocytes in both wild-type and mutant mice   (MGI Ref ID J:21372)
    • abnormal immune system physiology
      • conscious, unanaesthetized homozygotes show resistance to the lethal effects of platelet-activating factor (PAF): they display the same listless behavior as wild-type for the first 20 min but recover quickly   (MGI Ref ID J:21372)
      • mechanically ventilated, anesthetized homozygotes show no signs of broncho-constriction; however, broncho-constriction is observed after methacholine challenge   (MGI Ref ID J:21372)
      • decreased inflammatory response
        • homozygotes show a significantly reduced reaction to arachidonic acid-induced ear inflammation; administration of leukotrienes rescues this inflammatory phenotype: inflammation is rapid in onset and maximal swelling is reached between 30-60 min   (MGI Ref ID J:21372)
        • homozygotes display a significantly reduced chemotactic infiltration by polymorphonuclear leukocytes following induction of immune complex peritonitis (reverse passive Arthus reaction)   (MGI Ref ID J:21372)
        • in the thioglycollate-elicited peritonitis model, homozygotes only generate about 50% as much peritoneal leukocytosis as wild-type mice at 4.5 h after i.p. thioglycollate challenge; as expected, leukotriene B4 is absent from the mutant peritoneal fluid   (MGI Ref ID J:75371)
        • the specific arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor, zileuton, has no effect on the peripheral white-cell count in mutant mice   (MGI Ref ID J:75371)
    • small spleen
      • homozygotes show no abnormalities up to 10 months of age under normal physiological conditions; however, their spleen is usually smaller relative to wild-type   (MGI Ref ID J:21372)
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Genes & Alleles

Gene & Allele Information provided by MGI

Allele Symbol Alox5tm1Fun
Allele Name targeted mutation 1, Colin Funk
Allele Type Targeted (Null/Knockout)
Common Name(s) 5-LO KO; 5-LO-; 5-LOX K/O; 5-LOX-; 5LO-; 5LX-;
Mutation Made By Colin Funk,   Queen's University
Strain of Origin129S2/SvPas
ES Cell Line NameD3H
ES Cell Line Strain129S2/SvPas
Gene Symbol and Name Alox5, arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase
Chromosome 6
Gene Common Name(s) 5-LO; 5-LOX; 5LO; 5LPG; 5LX; AI850497; LOG5; LOX5A; expressed sequence AI850497;
Molecular Note Insertion of a neomycin resistance cassette into exon 6 disrupted the Alox5 gene. RT-PCR studies did not detect transcript in resident peritoneal macrophages of homozygous mutant mice. Western blot analysis of resident peritoneal macrophages of homozygous mutant mice did not detect ALOX5. [MGI Ref ID J:21372]


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References provided by MGI

Selected Reference(s)

Chen XS; Sheller JR; Johnson EN; Funk CD. 1994. Role of leukotrienes revealed by targeted disruption of the 5-lipoxygenase gene. Nature 372(6502):179-82. [PubMed: 7969451]  [MGI Ref ID J:21372]

Additional References

Kitagawa K; Matsumoto M; Hori M. 2004. Cerebral ischemia in 5-lipoxygenase knockout mice. Brain Res 1004(1-2):198-202. [PubMed: 15033436]  [MGI Ref ID J:89268]

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Adamek A; Jung S; Dienesch C; Laser M; Ertl G; Bauersachs J; Frantz S. 2007. Role of 5-lipoxygenase in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in mice. Eur J Pharmacol 571(1):51-4. [PubMed: 17586489]  [MGI Ref ID J:136740]

Bafica A; Scanga CA; Serhan C; Machado F; White S; Sher A; Aliberti J. 2005. Host control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is regulated by 5-lipoxygenase-dependent lipoxin production. J Clin Invest 115(6):1601-1606. [PubMed: 15931391]  [MGI Ref ID J:99199]

Bailie MB; Standiford TJ; Laichalk LL; Coffey MJ; Strieter R; Peters-Golden M. 1996. Leukotriene-deficient mice manifest enhanced lethality from Klebsiella pneumonia in association with decreased alveolar macrophage phagocytic and bactericidal activities. J Immunol 157(12):5221-4. [PubMed: 8955165]  [MGI Ref ID J:110715]

Ballesteros I; Cuartero MI; Pradillo JM; de la Parra J; Perez-Ruiz A; Corbi A; Ricote M; Hamilton JA; Sobrado M; Vivancos J; Nombela F; Lizasoain I; Moro MA. 2014. Rosiglitazone-induced CD36 up-regulation resolves inflammation by PPARgamma and 5-LO-dependent pathways. J Leukoc Biol 95(4):587-98. [PubMed: 24338629]  [MGI Ref ID J:211858]

Benjamim CF; Canetti C; Cunha FQ; Kunkel SL; Peters-Golden M. 2005. Opposing and hierarchical roles of leukotrienes in local innate immune versus vascular responses in a model of sepsis. J Immunol 174(3):1616-20. [PubMed: 15661924]  [MGI Ref ID J:96404]

Blaho VA; Zhang Y; Hughes-Hanks JM; Brown CR. 2011. 5-Lipoxygenase-Deficient Mice Infected with Borrelia burgdorferi Develop Persistent Arthritis. J Immunol 186(5):3076-84. [PubMed: 21270404]  [MGI Ref ID J:169390]

Brogliato AR; Moor AN; Kesl SL; Guilherme RF; Georgii JL; Peters-Golden M; Canetti C; Gould LJ; Benjamim CF. 2014. Critical role of 5-lipoxygenase and heme oxygenase-1 in wound healing. J Invest Dermatol 134(5):1436-45. [PubMed: 24226420]  [MGI Ref ID J:208193]

Canetti C; Aronoff DM; Choe M; Flamand N; Wettlaufer S; Toews GB; Chen GH; Peters-Golden M. 2006. Differential regulation by leukotrienes and calcium of Fc gamma receptor-induced phagocytosis and Syk activation in dendritic cells versus macrophages. J Leukoc Biol 79(6):1234-41. [PubMed: 16574771]  [MGI Ref ID J:109680]

Cao RY; Adams MA; Habenicht AJ; Funk CD. 2007. Angiotensin II-induced abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs independently of the 5-lipoxygenase pathway in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat 84(1-2):34-42. [PubMed: 17643886]  [MGI Ref ID J:129321]

Chen M; Hong MJ; Sun H; Wang L; Shi X; Gilbert BE; Corry DB; Kheradmand F; Wang J. 2014. Essential role for autophagy in the maintenance of immunological memory against influenza infection. Nat Med 20(5):503-10. [PubMed: 24747745]  [MGI Ref ID J:213239]

Chen Y; Hu Y; Zhang H; Peng C; Li S. 2009. Loss of the Alox5 gene impairs leukemia stem cells and prevents chronic myeloid leukemia. Nat Genet 41(7):783-92. [PubMed: 19503090]  [MGI Ref ID J:151419]

Chen Y; Sullivan C; Peng C; Shan Y; Hu Y; Li D; Li S. 2011. A tumor suppressor function of the Msr1 gene in leukemia stem cells of chronic myeloid leukemia. Blood 118(2):390-400. [PubMed: 21596859]  [MGI Ref ID J:174876]

Chen Y; Zhu J; Lum PY; Yang X; Pinto S; MacNeil DJ; Zhang C; Lamb J; Edwards S; Sieberts SK; Leonardson A; Castellini LW; Wang S; Champy MF; Zhang B; Emilsson V; Doss S; Ghazalpour A; Horvath S; Drake TA; Lusis AJ; Schadt EE. 2008. Variations in DNA elucidate molecular networks that cause disease. Nature 452(7186):429-35. [PubMed: 18344982]  [MGI Ref ID J:134171]

Cheon EC; Khazaie K; Khan MW; Strouch MJ; Krantz SB; Phillips J; Blatner NR; Hix LM; Zhang M; Dennis KL; Salabat MR; Heiferman M; Grippo PJ; Munshi HG; Gounaris E; Bentrem DJ. 2011. Mast Cell 5-Lipoxygenase Activity Promotes Intestinal Polyposis in APC{Delta}468 Mice. Cancer Res 71(5):1627-36. [PubMed: 21216893]  [MGI Ref ID J:169312]

Chou VP; Holman TR; Manning-Bog AB. 2013. Differential contribution of lipoxygenase isozymes to nigrostriatal vulnerability. Neuroscience 228:73-82. [PubMed: 23079635]  [MGI Ref ID J:194022]

Collin M; Rossi A; Cuzzocrea S; Patel NS; Di Paola R; Hadley J; Collino M; Sautebin L; Thiemermann C. 2004. Reduction of the multiple organ injury and dysfunction caused by endotoxemia in 5-lipoxygenase knockout mice and by the 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor zileuton. J Leukoc Biol 76(5):961-70. [PubMed: 15328337]  [MGI Ref ID J:93517]

Cuzzocrea S; Rossi A; Serraino I; Di Paola R; Dugo L; Genovese T; Britti D; Sciarra G; De Sarro A; Caputi AP; Sautebin L. 2003. 5-lipoxygenase knockout mice exhibit a resistance to acute pancreatitis induced by cerulein. Immunology 110(1):120-30. [PubMed: 12941149]  [MGI Ref ID J:113639]

Cuzzocrea S; Rossi A; Serraino I; Mazzon E; Di Paola R; Dugo L; Genovese T; Calabro B; Caputi AP; Sautebin L. 2003. 5-Lipoxygenase knockout mice exhibit a resistance to pleurisy and lung injury caused by carrageenan. J Leukoc Biol 73(6):739-46. [PubMed: 12773506]  [MGI Ref ID J:120440]

DeKelver RC; Lewin B; Lam K; Komeno Y; Yan M; Rundle C; Lo MC; Zhang DE. 2013. Cooperation between RUNX1-ETO9a and novel transcriptional partner KLF6 in upregulation of Alox5 in acute myeloid leukemia. PLoS Genet 9(10):e1003765. [PubMed: 24130502]  [MGI Ref ID J:202929]

DiMeo D; Tian J; Zhang J; Narushima S; Berg DJ. 2008. Increased interleukin-10 production and Th2 skewing in the absence of 5-lipoxygenase. Immunology 123(2):250-62. [PubMed: 17894798]  [MGI Ref ID J:134808]

Emerson MR; LeVine SM. 2004. Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis is exacerbated in mice deficient for 12/15-lipoxygenase or 5-lipoxygenase. Brain Res 1021(1):140-5. [PubMed: 15328042]  [MGI Ref ID J:92011]

Esper L; Roman-Campos D; Lara A; Brant F; Castro LL; Barroso A; Araujo RR; Vieira LQ; Mukherjee S; Gomes ER; Rocha NN; Ramos IP; Lisanti MP; Campos CF; Arantes RM; Guatimosim S; Weiss LM; Cruz JS; Tanowitz HB; Teixeira MM; Machado FS. 2012. Role of SOCS2 in Modulating Heart Damage and Function in a Murine Model of Acute Chagas Disease. Am J Pathol 181(1):130-40. [PubMed: 22658486]  [MGI Ref ID J:185514]

Firuzi O; Zhuo J; Chinnici CM; Wisniewski T; Pratico D. 2008. 5-Lipoxygenase gene disruption reduces amyloid-beta pathology in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. FASEB J 22(4):1169-78. [PubMed: 17998412]  [MGI Ref ID J:134897]

Genovese T; Mazzon E; Rossi A; Di Paola R; Cannavo G; Muia C; Crisafulli C; Bramanti P; Sautebin L; Cuzzocrea S. 2005. Involvement of 5-lipoxygenase in spinal cord injury. J Neuroimmunol 166(1-2):55-64. [PubMed: 16019083]  [MGI Ref ID J:106400]

Ghazalpour A; Wang X; Lusis AJ; Mehrabian M. 2006. Complex inheritance of the 5-lipoxygenase locus influencing atherosclerosis in mice. Genetics 173(2):943-51. [PubMed: 16624897]  [MGI Ref ID J:109792]

Gubitosi-Klug RA; Talahalli R; Du Y; Nadler JL; Kern TS. 2008. 5-Lipoxygenase, but not 12/15-lipoxygenase, contributes to degeneration of retinal capillaries in a mouse model of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes 57(5):1387-93. [PubMed: 18346986]  [MGI Ref ID J:136092]

Guerrero AT; Verri WA Jr; Cunha TM; Silva TA; Schivo IR; Dal-Secco D; Canetti C; Rocha FA; Parada CA; Cunha FQ; Ferreira SH. 2008. Involvement of LTB4 in zymosan-induced joint nociception in mice: participation of neutrophils and PGE2. J Leukoc Biol 83(1):122-30. [PubMed: 17913976]  [MGI Ref ID J:130113]

Hoggatt J; Mohammad KS; Singh P; Hoggatt AF; Chitteti BR; Speth JM; Hu P; Poteat BA; Stilger KN; Ferraro F; Silberstein L; Wong FK; Farag SS; Czader M; Milne GL; Breyer RM; Serezani CH; Scadden DT; Guise TA; Srour EF; Pelus LM. 2013. Differential stem- and progenitor-cell trafficking by prostaglandin E2. Nature 495(7441):365-9. [PubMed: 23485965]  [MGI Ref ID J:195129]

Ichinose F; Zapol WM; Sapirstein A; Ullrich R; Tager AM; Coggins K; Jones R; Bloch KD. 2001. Attenuation of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction by endotoxemia requires 5-lipoxygenase in mice. Circ Res 88(8):832-8. [PubMed: 11325876]  [MGI Ref ID J:115401]

Irvin CG; Tu YP; Sheller JR; Funk CD. 1997. 5-Lipoxygenase products are necessary for ovalbumin-induced airway responsiveness in mice. Am J Physiol 272(6 Pt 1):L1053-8. [PubMed: 9227503]  [MGI Ref ID J:113047]

Jiang W; Hall SR; Moos MP; Cao RY; Ishii S; Ogunyankin KO; Melo LG; Funk CD. 2008. Endothelial Cysteinyl Leukotriene 2 Receptor Expression Mediates Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Am J Pathol 172(3):592-602. [PubMed: 18276782]  [MGI Ref ID J:132275]

Kennedy-Feitosa E; Pinto RF; Pires KM; Monteiro AP; Machado MN; Santos JC; Ribeiro ML; Zin WA; Canetti CA; Romana-Souza B; Porto LC; Valenca SS. 2014. The influence of 5-lipoxygenase on cigarette smoke-induced emphysema in mice. Biochim Biophys Acta 1840(1):199-208. [PubMed: 24076233]  [MGI Ref ID J:210050]

Kitagawa K; Matsumoto M; Hori M. 2004. Cerebral ischemia in 5-lipoxygenase knockout mice. Brain Res 1004(1-2):198-202. [PubMed: 15033436]  [MGI Ref ID J:89268]

Lammermann T; Afonso PV; Angermann BR; Wang JM; Kastenmuller W; Parent CA; Germain RN. 2013. Neutrophil swarms require LTB4 and integrins at sites of cell death in vivo. Nature 498(7454):371-5. [PubMed: 23708969]  [MGI Ref ID J:198733]

Le P; Kawai M; Bornstein S; DeMambro VE; Horowitz MC; Rosen CJ. 2012. A high-fat diet induces bone loss in mice lacking the Alox5 gene. Endocrinology 153(1):6-16. [PubMed: 22128029]  [MGI Ref ID J:181771]

Lee SJ; Choi EK; Seo KW; Bae JU; Kim YH; Park SY; Oh SO; Kim CD. 2013. 5-Lipoxygenase plays a pivotal role in endothelial adhesion of monocytes via an increased expression of Mac-1. Cardiovasc Res 99(4):724-33. [PubMed: 23720274]  [MGI Ref ID J:219262]

Leedom AJ; Sullivan AB; Dong B; Lau D; Gronert K. 2010. Endogenous LXA4 circuits are determinants of pathological angiogenesis in response to chronic injury. Am J Pathol 176(1):74-84. [PubMed: 20008149]  [MGI Ref ID J:156477]

Lemos HP; Grespan R; Vieira SM; Cunha TM; Verri WA Jr; Fernandes KS; Souto FO; McInnes IB; Ferreira SH; Liew FY; Cunha FQ. 2009. Prostaglandin mediates IL-23/IL-17-induced neutrophil migration in inflammation by inhibiting IL-12 and IFNgamma production. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106(14):5954-9. [PubMed: 19289819]  [MGI Ref ID J:147573]

Liao T; Ke Y; Shao WH; Haribabu B; Kaplan HJ; Sun D; Shao H. 2006. Blockade of the interaction of leukotriene b4 with its receptor prevents development of autoimmune uveitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47(4):1543-9. [PubMed: 16565390]  [MGI Ref ID J:108446]

Machado ER; Ueta MT; Lourenco EV; Anibal FF; Sorgi CA; Soares EG; Roque-Barreira MC; Medeiros AI; Faccioli LH. 2005. Leukotrienes play a role in the control of parasite burden in murine strongyloidiasis. J Immunol 175(6):3892-9. [PubMed: 16148135]  [MGI Ref ID J:116694]

Mancuso P; Lewis C; Serezani CH; Goel D; Peters-Golden M. 2010. Intrapulmonary administration of leukotriene B4 enhances pulmonary host defense against pneumococcal pneumonia. Infect Immun 78(5):2264-71. [PubMed: 20231413]  [MGI Ref ID J:159878]

Mayer-Barber KD; Andrade BB; Oland SD; Amaral EP; Barber DL; Gonzales J; Derrick SC; Shi R; Kumar NP; Wei W; Yuan X; Zhang G; Cai Y; Babu S; Catalfamo M; Salazar AM; Via LE; Barry CE 3rd; Sher A. 2014. Host-directed therapy of tuberculosis based on interleukin-1 and type I interferon crosstalk. Nature 511(7507):99-103. [PubMed: 24990750]  [MGI Ref ID J:213640]

McKee AS; Munks MW; MacLeod MK; Fleenor CJ; Van Rooijen N; Kappler JW; Marrack P. 2009. Alum induces innate immune responses through macrophage and mast cell sensors, but these sensors are not required for alum to act as an adjuvant for specific immunity. J Immunol 183(7):4403-14. [PubMed: 19734227]  [MGI Ref ID J:152787]

Medeiros AI; Sa-Nunes A; Turato WM; Secatto A; Frantz FG; Sorgi CA; Serezani CH; Deepe GS Jr; Faccioli LH. 2008. Leukotrienes are potent adjuvant during fungal infection: effects on memory T cells. J Immunol 181(12):8544-51. [PubMed: 19050273]  [MGI Ref ID J:142061]

Mehrabian M; Allayee H; Stockton J; Lum PY; Drake TA; Castellani LW; Suh M; Armour C; Edwards S; Lamb J; Lusis AJ; Schadt EE. 2005. Integrating genotypic and expression data in a segregating mouse population to identify 5-lipoxygenase as a susceptibility gene for obesity and bone traits. Nat Genet 37(11):1224-33. [PubMed: 16200066]  [MGI Ref ID J:104825]

Mehrabian M; Allayee H; Wong J; Shi W; Wang XP; Shaposhnik Z; Funk CD; Lusis AJ. 2002. Identification of 5-lipoxygenase as a major gene contributing to atherosclerosis susceptibility in mice. Circ Res 91(2):120-6. [PubMed: 12142344]  [MGI Ref ID J:109703]

Mehrabian M; Schulthess FT; Nebohacova M; Castellani LW; Zhou Z; Hartiala J; Oberholzer J; Lusis AJ; Maedler K; Allayee H. 2008. Identification of ALOX5 as a gene regulating adiposity and pancreatic function. Diabetologia 51(6):978-88. [PubMed: 18421434]  [MGI Ref ID J:137920]

Monteiro AP; Pinheiro CS; Luna-Gomes T; Alves LR; Maya-Monteiro CM; Porto BN; Barja-Fidalgo C; Benjamim CF; Peters-Golden M; Bandeira-Melo C; Bozza MT; Canetti C. 2011. Leukotriene b4 mediates neutrophil migration induced by heme. J Immunol 186(11):6562-7. [PubMed: 21536805]  [MGI Ref ID J:173172]

Mothe-Satney I; Filloux C; Amghar H; Pons C; Bourlier V; Galitzky J; Grimaldi PA; Feral CC; Bouloumie A; Van Obberghen E; Neels JG. 2012. Adipocytes secrete leukotrienes: contribution to obesity-associated inflammation and insulin resistance in mice. Diabetes 61(9):2311-9. [PubMed: 22688342]  [MGI Ref ID J:208532]

Moura AP; Taddei SR; Queiroz-Junior CM; Madeira MF; Rodrigues LF; Garlet GP; Souza DG; Machado FS; Andrade I Jr; Teixeira MM; Silva TA. 2014. The relevance of leukotrienes for bone resorption induced by mechanical loading. Bone 69:133-8. [PubMed: 25270168]  [MGI Ref ID J:218037]

Nagashima T; Ichimiya S; Kikuchi T; Saito Y; Matsumiya H; Ara S; Koshiba S; Zhang J; Hatate C; Tonooka A; Kubo T; Ye RC; Hirose B; Shirasaki H; Izumi T; Takami T; Himi T; Sato N. 2011. Arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase establishes adaptive humoral immunity by controlling primary B cells and their cognate T-cell help. Am J Pathol 178(1):222-32. [PubMed: 21224059]  [MGI Ref ID J:168089]

Narushima S; DiMeo D; Tian J; Zhang J; Liu D; Berg DJ. 2008. 5-Lipoxygenase-derived lipid mediators are not required for the development of NSAID-induced inflammatory bowel disease in IL-10-/- mice. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 294(2):G477-88. [PubMed: 18048478]  [MGI Ref ID J:132202]

Obrosova IG; Stavniichuk R; Drel VR; Shevalye H; Vareniuk I; Nadler JL; Schmidt RE. 2010. Different roles of 12/15-lipoxygenase in diabetic large and small fiber peripheral and autonomic neuropathies. Am J Pathol 177(3):1436-47. [PubMed: 20724598]  [MGI Ref ID J:163914]

Paiva LA; Maya-Monteiro CM; Bandeira-Melo C; Silva PM; El-Cheikh MC; Teodoro AJ; Borojevic R; Perez SA; Bozza PT. 2010. Interplay of cysteinyl leukotrienes and TGF-beta in the activation of hepatic stellate cells from Schistosoma mansoni granulomas. Biochim Biophys Acta 1801(12):1341-8. [PubMed: 20817008]  [MGI Ref ID J:170218]

Patnode ML; Bando JK; Krummel MF; Locksley RM; Rosen SD. 2014. Leukotriene B4 amplifies eosinophil accumulation in response to nematodes. J Exp Med 211(7):1281-8. [PubMed: 24889202]  [MGI Ref ID J:214462]

Peebles RS Jr; Hashimoto K; Sheller JR; Moore ML; Morrow JD; Ji S; Elias JA; Goleniewska K; O'neal J; Mitchell DB; Graham BS; Zhou W. 2005. Allergen-induced airway hyperresponsiveness mediated by cyclooxygenase inhibition is not dependent on 5-lipoxygenase or IL-5, but is IL-13 dependent. J Immunol 175(12):8253-9. [PubMed: 16339565]  [MGI Ref ID J:122257]

Peng C; Chen Y; Shan Y; Zhang H; Guo Z; Li D; Li S. 2012. LSK derived LSK- cells have a high apoptotic rate related to survival regulation of hematopoietic and leukemic stem cells. PLoS One 7(6):e38614. [PubMed: 22675576]  [MGI Ref ID J:187845]

Peters-Golden M; Bailie M; Marshall T; Wilke C; Phan SH; Toews GB; Moore BB. 2002. Protection from pulmonary fibrosis in leukotriene-deficient mice. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165(2):229-35. [PubMed: 11790660]  [MGI Ref ID J:103107]

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Room Number           AX11

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Breeding & HusbandryThis strain originated on a B6;129S2 background and has been backcrossed to C57BL/6J for at least nine generations(8/21/01). Coat color expected from breeding:Black
Mating SystemHomozygote x Homozygote         (Female x Male)   01-MAR-06
Diet Information LabDiet® 5K52/5K67

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Price per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
Individual Mouse $205.90Female or MaleHomozygous for Alox5tm1Fun  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$411.80Homozygous for Alox5tm1Fun x Homozygous for Alox5tm1Fun  

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Repository-Live represents an exclusive set of over 1800 unique mouse models across a vast array of research areas. Breeding colonies provide mice for large and small orders and fluctuate in size depending on current research demand. If a strain is not immediately available, you will receive an estimated availability timeframe for your inquiry or order in 2-3 business days. Repository strains typically are delivered at 4 to 8 weeks of age. Requests for specific ages will be noted but not guaranteed and we do not accept age requests for breeder pairs. However, if cohorts of mice (5 or more of one gender) are needed at a specific age range for experiments, we will do our best to accommodate your age request.

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Price per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
Individual Mouse $267.70Female or MaleHomozygous for Alox5tm1Fun  
Price per Pair (US dollars $)Pair Genotype
$535.40Homozygous for Alox5tm1Fun x Homozygous for Alox5tm1Fun  

Standard Supply

Repository-Live represents an exclusive set of over 1800 unique mouse models across a vast array of research areas. Breeding colonies provide mice for large and small orders and fluctuate in size depending on current research demand. If a strain is not immediately available, you will receive an estimated availability timeframe for your inquiry or order in 2-3 business days. Repository strains typically are delivered at 4 to 8 weeks of age. Requests for specific ages will be noted but not guaranteed and we do not accept age requests for breeder pairs. However, if cohorts of mice (5 or more of one gender) are needed at a specific age range for experiments, we will do our best to accommodate your age request.

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Repository-Live represents an exclusive set of over 1800 unique mouse models across a vast array of research areas. Breeding colonies provide mice for large and small orders and fluctuate in size depending on current research demand. If a strain is not immediately available, you will receive an estimated availability timeframe for your inquiry or order in 2-3 business days. Repository strains typically are delivered at 4 to 8 weeks of age. Requests for specific ages will be noted but not guaranteed and we do not accept age requests for breeder pairs. However, if cohorts of mice (5 or more of one gender) are needed at a specific age range for experiments, we will do our best to accommodate your age request.

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