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STOCK Nos2+/Mmnc
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Strain Information

Name: nitric oxide synthase 2, inducible; wild type
Type: Allele
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: 11
Alteration at locus: Non-mutant
Name: nitric oxide synthase 2, inducible
Synonyms: iNOS, Nos-2, NOS-II, Nos2a
Type: Gene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: 11
Alteration at locus: Non-mutant
NCBI: 18126
Homologene: 55473
Genetic Alterations

Wild-type control for MMRRC:11170 and 11171

Genotype Determination
  • Genotyping Protocol(s)
  • Center protocol and contact for technical support will be shipped with mice.
  • Phenotype
    MeSH Terms
    • Aging
    • Alzheimer Disease/metabolism
    • Alzheimer Disease/pathology
    • Amyloid beta-Peptides/analysis
    • Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor/analysis
    • Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor/genetics
    • Animals
    • Brain/pathology
    • Brain Chemistry
    • Learning Disabilities/metabolism
    • Learning Disabilities/pathology
    • Maze Learning
    • Memory Disorders/metabolism
    • Memory Disorders/pathology
    • Mice
    • Mice, Transgenic
    • Peptide Fragments/analysis
    • Psychomotor Performance
    • Amino Acid Oxidoreductases/deficiency
    • Amino Acid Oxidoreductases/genetics
    • Bacterial Infections/metabolism
    • Base Sequence
    • Mice, Mutant Strains
    • Molecular Sequence Data
    • Nitric Oxide Synthase
    • Shock, Septic/metabolism
    • Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor/metabolism
    • Astrocytes/metabolism
    • Astrocytes/pathology
    • Blotting, Western
    • Cerebral Cortex/metabolism
    • Cerebral Cortex/pathology
    • Cerebral Cortex/ultrastructure
    • Disease Models, Animal
    • Female
    • Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein/metabolism
    • Immunohistochemistry
    • Microscopy, Confocal
    • Neurons/metabolism
    • Neurons/pathology
    • Neurons/ultrastructure
    • Nitric Oxide/metabolism
    • Nitric Oxide Synthase/metabolism
    • Plaque, Amyloid/metabolism
    • Plaque, Amyloid/pathology
    • Tyrosine/analogs & derivatives
    • Tyrosine/metabolism
    • Alzheimer Disease/genetics
    • Bone and Bones/abnormalities
    • Bone and Bones/embryology
    • Brain/abnormalities
    • Brain/embryology
    • Brain Chemistry/genetics
    • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental/physiology
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Membrane Proteins/genetics
    • Mice, Knockout
    • Mutagenesis/physiology
    • Pregnancy
    • Presenilin-1
    • Transgenes/physiology
    • Amino Acid Sequence
    • Codon/genetics
    • Exons
    • Genetic Linkage
    • Genetic Variation
    • Middle Aged
    • Oligodeoxyribonucleotides
    • Pedigree
    • Point Mutation
    • Transcription, Genetic
    • Alzheimer Disease
    • Behavior, Animal
    • Brain/metabolism
    • Central Nervous System Diseases/genetics
    • Central Nervous System Diseases/mortality
    • Central Nervous System Diseases/physiopathology
    • Cosmids
    • Gene Expression
    • Genetic Vectors
    • Glucose/metabolism
    Strain Development

    Littermates were selectively bred to function as wild-type controls for MMRRC:11170 and MMRRC:11171 (see development there).

    MMRRC Genetic QC Summary
    The MMRRC Centers have developed a genetic QC pipeline using MiniMUGA array genotyping to provide additional information on strain backgrounds for MMRRC congenic and inbred strains. For more information on when data may be available, or to request genotyping for a strain of interest, please contact Older strains may not have this information.
    • Immunology and Inflammation
    • Models for Human Disease
    Carl Nathan, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College.
    Primary Reference

    Nathan C, Calingasan N, Nezezon J, Ding A, Lucia MS, La Perle K, Fuortes M,Lin M, Ehrt S, Kwon NS, Chen J, Vodovotz Y, Kipiani K, Beal MF. Protection fromAlzheimer's-like disease in the mouse by genetic ablation of inducible nitricoxide synthase. J Exp Med. 2005 Nov 7;202(9):1163-9. Epub 2005 Oct 31. (Medline PMID: 16260491)

    Hsiao K, Chapman P, Nilsen S, Eckman C, Harigaya Y, Younkin S, Yang F, Cole G.Correlative memory deficits, Abeta elevation, and amyloid plaques in transgenicmice. Science. 1996 Oct 4;274(5284):99-102. (Medline PMID: 8810256)

    MacMicking JD, Nathan C, Hom G, Chartrain N, Fletcher DS, Trumbauer M, StevensK, Xie QW, Sokol K, Hutchinson N, et al. Altered responses to bacterial infectionand endotoxic shock in mice lacking inducible nitric oxide synthase. Cell. 1995May 19;81(4):641-50. Erratum in: Cell 1995 Jun 30;81(7):following 1170. (Medline PMID: 7538909)

    Rodrigo J, Fernández-Vizarra P, Castro-Blanco S, Bentura ML, Nieto M,Gómez-Isla T, Martínez-Murillo R, MartInez A, Serrano J, Fernández AP. Nitricoxide in the cerebral cortex of amyloid-precursor protein (SW) Tg2576 transgenic mice. Neuroscience. 2004;128(1):73-89. (Medline PMID: 15450355)

    Qian S, Jiang P, Guan XM, Singh G, Trumbauer ME, Yu H, Chen HY, Van de PloegLH, Zheng H. Mutant human presenilin 1 protects presenilin 1 null mouse againstembryonic lethality and elevates Abeta1-42/43 expression. Neuron. 1998Mar;20(3):611-7. (Medline PMID: 9539133)

    Mullan M, Crawford F, Axelman K, Houlden H, Lilius L, Winblad B, Lannfelt L. Apathogenic mutation for probable Alzheimer's disease in the APP gene at theN-terminus of beta-amyloid. Nat Genet. 1992 Aug;1(5):345-7. (Medline PMID: 1302033)

    Hsiao KK, Borchelt DR, Olson K, Johannsdottir R, Kitt C, Yunis W, Xu S, EckmanC, Younkin S, Price D, et al. Age-related CNS disorder and early death intransgenic FVB/N mice overexpressing Alzheimer amyloid precursor proteins.Neuron. 1995 Nov;15(5):1203-18. (Medline PMID: 7576662)

    Colony and Husbandry Information

    MMRRC Breeding System
    Overall Breeding Performance
    Viability and Fertility: Female Male Comments
    Homozygotes are viable: Yes Yes
    Homozygotes are fertile: Yes Yes
    Heterozygotes are fertile: Yes Yes
    Age Reproductive Decline: > 12 months > 12 months
    Bred to Homozygosity
    Average litter size
    Recommended wean age
    3 weeks
    Average Pups Weaned

    Order Request Information

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