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Gene Information

Name: angiotensin I converting enzyme (peptidyl-dipeptidase A) 2; targeted mutation 1c, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Synonyms: Ace2flox
Type: Allele
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: X
Alteration at locus: Conditional
Name: angiotensin I converting enzyme (peptidyl-dipeptidase A) 2
Synonyms: 2010305L05Rik
Type: Gene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: X
Alteration at locus: Conditional
NCBI: 70008
Homologene: 41448
Genetic Alterations
Floxed Ace2 allele.
ES Cell Line
The Ace2 gene is floxed. The phenotype depends on the Cre recombinase used. For example, deletion in lung epithelial cells of active ACE2 led to excessive neutrophil accumulation in mouse lungs subjected to bacterial infection, resulting in a hyperinflammatory response and lung damage.

These mice are potentially useful for COVID-19 research.
MeSH Terms
  • ADAM17 Protein/metabolism
  • Angiotensin II/pharmacology
  • Animals
  • Autonomic Nervous System/drug effects
  • Autonomic Nervous System/physiopathology
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Enzyme Activation/drug effects
  • GABAergic Neurons/metabolism
  • GABAergic Neurons/physiology
  • Hypertension/drug therapy
  • Hypertension/physiopathology
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred C57BL
  • Mice, Knockout
  • Optogenetics/methods
  • Paraventricular Hypothalamic Nucleus/drug effects
  • Paraventricular Hypothalamic Nucleus/metabolism
  • Paraventricular Hypothalamic Nucleus/pathology
  • Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A/metabolism
  • Random Allocation
  • Renin-Angiotensin System/drug effects
  • Renin-Angiotensin System/genetics
Strain Development

Targeted JM8A3.N1 embryonic stem cells (C57BL/6N-derived) heterozygous for the targeted mutation, clone EPD0613_4_G07 were ordered from the Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP, project ID:79596, UC Davis, CA, USA). Chimeras were bred to albino B6. Subsequent breeding to an Flp deleter strain of unknown genetic background (Bap-flp) removed the frt-pgk-neo-frt sequences. Backcross to C57BL/6J for more than 10 generations.

Suggested Control Mice
  • Cardiovascular
  • Cell Biology
  • Diabetes
  • Immunology and Inflammation
  • Metabolism
  • Models for Human Disease
  • Neurobiology
  • Obesity
  • Research Tools
  • Virology
Eric Lazartigues, Ph.D., LSUHSC-NO.
Primary Reference

Mukerjee S, Gao H, Xu J, Sato R, Zsombok A, Lazartigues E. ACE2 and ADAM17Interaction Regulates the Activity of Presympathetic Neurons. Hypertension. 2019 Nov;74(5):1181-1191. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.13133. Epub 2019 Sep 30.(Medline PMID: 31564162)

Colony and Husbandry Information

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Coat Color
MMRRC Breeding System
Backcross and sib-mating
N10+ (C57BL/6J), F10+
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.
Viability and Fertility: Female Male Comments
Homozygotes are viable: Undetermined Undetermined
Homozygotes are fertile: Undetermined Undetermined
Hetero/Hemizygotes are fertile: Undetermined Undetermined
Age Reproductive Decline: Undetermined Undetermined
Average litter size
7 to 9
Recommended wean age
3 Weeks
Average Pups Weaned
7 to 9

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