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Ace2, UNQ868
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Strain Information

Name: angiotensin I converting enzyme (peptidyl-dipeptidase A) 2; targeted mutation 1, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
Type: Allele
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: X
Alteration at locus: Knockout
Name: angiotensin I converting enzyme (peptidyl-dipeptidase A) 2
Synonyms: 2010305L05Rik
Type: Gene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: X
Alteration at locus: Knockout
NCBI: 70008
Homologene: 41448
Genetic Alterations
The Ace2 gene consists of 18 exons. Exon 1 was targeted by homologous recombination.
Genotype Determination
ES Cell Line
Lexicon cell line derived from 129S5/SvEvBrd
This gene is X-linked. Phenotypic data indicate that this knockout resulted in prenatal lethality for the female homozygous mutants. Male hemizygous mutants are viable, but fertility is unknown. Analysis of the F2 het/hemi mice indicates this mutation affects cardiology and opthalmology.

Phenotypic data provided by Lexicon Genetics, Inc.
Mammalian Phenotype Terms
Allelic Composition: (Genetic Background: )

MeSH Terms
  • Animals
  • Membrane Proteins/genetics
  • Mice
  • Mice, Knockout
Strain Development
Targeted or gene trap mutations are generated in strain129SvEvBrd-derived embryonic stem (ES) cells. The chimeric mice are bred to C57BL/6-Tyrc-Brd albino mice albino mice to generate F1 female heterozygous animals.These progeny are crossed to hybrid 129SvEvBrd / C57 F1 mice, derived from crossing 129SvEvBrd mice to C57BL/6J mice, to generate F1A wild-type, female heterozygous, and male hemizygous mice.

Mice are archived at the sib-mated generation F2. Recovery will be performed using C57BL/6J donors unless otherwise requested.
Suggested Control Mice
Wild-type littermates
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.
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiovascular
  • Diabetes/obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Metabolism
  • Neurobiology
  • Research tools
Genentech, Inc.
Primary Reference
Tang T, Li L, Tang J, Li Y, Lin W, Martin F, Deanna Grant D, Solloway M, Parker L, Weilan Ye W, Forrest W, Ghilardi N, Oravecz T, Platt KA, Rice DS, Hansen GM, Abuin A, Eberhart DE, Godowski P, Holt KH, Peterson A, Zambrowicz BP, de Sauvage FJ. A mouse knockout library for secreted and transmembrane proteins. Nat Biotechnol. 2010 July; 28(7):749–755. (Medline PMID: 20562862)

Colony and Husbandry Information

Colony Surveillance Program and Current Health Reports

Mice recovered from a cryo-archive will have health surveillance performed on recipient females. Health reports will be provided prior to shipment. If you require additional health status information, please email .
Coat Color
Agouti or Black
MMRRC Breeding System
Backcross or Sib-mating
Breeding Scheme(s)
  • Wild-type female x Hemizygous male
  • Heterozygous female x Hemizygous male
Overall Breeding Performance
NOTE: "Hemizygote" as used here refers to males carrying a mutation on the X Chromosome or mice of either sex carrying an inserted transgene with no homologous allele on the other chromosome.
Average litter size
Recommended wean age
3 weeks

Order Request Information

Limited quantities of breeder mice (recovered litter) are available from a cryoarchive; recovered litter usually available to ship in 3 to 4 months.

Cryopreserved material may be available upon request, please inquire to for more information.

Distribution of this strain requires execution of the Genentech Lexicon agreement. A link to this form will be provided via email when an order is submitted; the PDF form should be downloaded or the email forwarded to the appropriate institutional representative for completion following directions in the document.

The donor or their institution limits the distribution to non-profit institutions only.

Additional charges may apply for any special requests. Shipping costs are in addition to the basic distribution/resuscitation fees. Information on shipping costs and any additional charges will be provided by the supplying MMRRC facility.

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MMRRC Item # Description Distribution Fee / Unit (US $)
*Shipping & Handling not included*
Units Notes
031665-UCD-EMBRYO Cryo-preserved embryos $1,038.00 / Non-Profit Aliquot Approximate quantity2 : 20-40 embryos / aliquot
031665-UCD-SPERM Cryo-preserved spermatozoa $546.25 / Non-Profit Aliquot Approximate quantity3
031665-UCD-RESUS Litter recovered from cryo-archive $3,033.00 / Non-Profit Litter Recovered litter4; additional fees for any special requests.

2 An aliquot contains a sufficient number of embryos (in one or more vials or straws and based on the transfer success rate of the MMRRC facility) to transfer into one to three recipients. The MMRRC makes no guarantee concerning embryo transfer success experienced in the recipient investigator's laboratory. Neither gender nor genotype ratios are guaranteed.

3 An aliquot is one straw or vial with sufficient sperm to recover at least one litter of mice, as per provided protocols, when performed at the MMRRC facility. The MMRRC makes no guarantee concerning the success of these procedures when performed outside the MMRRC facilities.

4 The distribution fee covers the expense of resuscitating mice from the cryo-archive; you will receive the resulting litter. The litter will contain at minimum one mutant carrier; the actual number of animals and the gender and genotype ratios will vary. (Typically, multiple breeder pairs can be established from the recovered litter.) Prior to shipment, the MMRRC will provide information about the animals recovered. If you anticipate or find that you need to request specific genotypes, genders or quantities of mice in excess of what is likely from a resuscitated litter, you may discuss available options and pricing with the supplying MMRRC facility.

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