Vulpe1 animal documentation

Basal liver mineral levels and iron homeostasis in 18 diverse mouse strains   (2010)

McLachlan S, Vulpe CD
With: Lee SM, Steele TM, Hawthorne PL, Zapala MA, Eskin E, Schork NJ, Anderson GJ

Vulpe1_ Animal Documentation

Acclimation & testing periods

Vendor The 32 inbred mouse strains used were purchased from The Jackson Laboratory (JAX®, Bar Harbor, ME)
Ages 8-12 wks of age at the start of testing
Feed Newco Rodent chow_5053
Water Chlorinated water, dispensed in autoclaved water bottles given ad libitum
Housing Ventilated microisolator cages, shoe-box style
Bedding Corn cob bedding (1/4" and 1/8")
Photoperiod 12:12, light:dark cycle
Humidity 45-67%
Temperature 70°± 2°C
Regulatory compliance Mice were housed in a pathogen free facility at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) and all experiments were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and conducted in agreement with the NIH policy.