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Understanding gene functions and disease mechanisms: Phenotyping pipelines in the German Mouse Clinic.

Behav. Brain Res. 352, 187-196 (2017)
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Since decades, model organisms have provided an important approach for understanding the mechanistic basis of human diseases. The German Mouse Clinic (GMC) was the first phenotyping facility that established a collaboration-based platform for phenotype characterization of mouse lines. In order to address individual projects by a tailor-made phenotyping strategy, the GMC advanced in developing a series of pipelines with tests for the analysis of specific disease areas. For a general broad analysis, there is a screening pipeline that covers the key parameters for the most relevant disease areas. For hypothesis-driven phenotypic analyses, there are thirteen additional pipelines with focus on neurological and behavioral disorders, metabolic dysfunction, respiratory system malfunctions, immune-system disorders and imaging techniques. In this article, we give an overview of the pipelines and describe the scientific rationale behind the different test combinations.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords Mouse Phenotyping ; Phenotyping Pipeline ; Mouse Model ; Gene Function Analysis; Parkinsons-disease; Mice; Models; Homeostasis; Consortium; Disorders; Infection; Platform
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