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Mincle-KO, C57BL/6-Clec4etm1.1Cfg/Mmcd

Gene Information

Name: C-type lectin domain family 4, member e; targeted mutation 1.1, Consortium for Functional Glycomics
Synonyms: Clec4eMNA, Clec4etm1.1Psob, Mincle-, Clec4eMNB
Type: Allele
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: 6
Alteration at locus: Knockout
Name: C-type lectin domain family 4, member e
Synonyms: Mincle, Clecsf9
Type: Gene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: 6
Alteration at locus: Knockout
NCBI: 56619
Homologene: 22809
Genetic Alterations
The Clec4e gene consists of 6 exons. A loxP-flanked selection vector containing neomycin and thymidine kinase was used in the construction of this mutant. The positive and negative selection vector was inserted downstream of exon 4 of the targeted gene and a third loxP site was inserted upstream of exon 3 via homologous recombination. The targeting construct was electroporated into Bruce4 embryonic stem (ES) cells, which were then transiently transfected with a Cre-recombinase vector to remove the selection cassette and exons 3 and 4.
Diagram of construct design.
Genotype Determination
ES Cell Line
Bruce4 derived from B6.PL-Thy1a/CyJ
Mammalian Phenotype Terms
Allelic Composition: Clec4etm1.1Cfg/Clec4etm1.1Cfg (Genetic Background: B6.Cg-Clec4etm1.1Cfg )

MeSH Terms
  • Animals
  • Candida albicans/immunology
  • Candida albicans/metabolism
  • Candidiasis/immunology
  • Cell Line
  • Disease Susceptibility
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Innate
  • Lectins, C-Type/genetics
  • Lectins, C-Type/immunology
  • Lectins, C-Type/metabolism
  • Macrophages/cytology
  • Macrophages/immunology
  • Macrophages/metabolism
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred BALB C
  • Mice, Inbred C57BL
  • Mice, Knockout
  • Phagocytosis
  • Phagosomes/immunology
  • Phagosomes/metabolism
  • Toll-Like Receptor 2/immunology
  • Toll-Like Receptor 2/metabolism
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/immunology
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/metabolism
Strain Development
Correctly targeted Bruce4 ES cells containing the Delta allele were injected into B6(Cg)-Tyrc-2J/J blastocysts. The resulting chimeric animals were crossed to C57BL/6 mice.

Mice are archived at the backcross generation N3, sib-mated generation F9. Recovery will be performed using C57BL/6J donors unless otherwise requested.
Suggested Control Mice
  • Wild-type littermates
  • C57BL/6J
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Immunology and inflammation
  • Pathogen recognition
Jim Paulson, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute
Primary Reference
Wells CA, Salvage-Jones JA, Li X, Hitchens K, Butcher S, Murray RZ, Beckhouse AG, Lo YL, Manzanero S, Cobbold C, Schroder K, Ma B, Orr S, Stewart L, Lebus D, Sobieszczuk P, Hume DA, Stow J, Blanchard H, Ashman RB. 2008. The macrophage-inducible C-type lectin, mincle, is an essential component of the innate immune response to Candida albicans. J Immunol. 180(11):7404-13. (Medline PMID:18490740)

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
MMRRC Breeding System
Backcross or Sib-mated
Breeding Scheme(s)
  • C57BL/6J female x Heterozygous male
  • Homozygous female x Homozygous male
  • Heterozygous female x Heterozygous male
Overall Breeding Performance
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.

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MMRRC Item # Description Distribution Fee / Unit (US $) Units Notes
031936-UCD-SPERM Cryo-preserved spermatozoa $546.25 / Non-Profit Aliquot Approximate quantity2
031936-UCD-RESUS Litter recovered from cryo-archive $3,033.00 / Non-Profit Litter Recovered litter1; additional fees for any special requests.
Cryopreserved material may be available upon request, please inquire to for more information.

1 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.

2 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.

3 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.

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