HMDPpheno2 animal documentation

Plasma lipids and body composition in males of 99 strains of mice in the Hybrid Mouse Diversity Panel (HMDP)   (2010)

Bennett BJ, Farber CR, Orozco L, Eskin E, Lusis AJ
With: Kang HM, Ghazalpour A, Siemers N, Neubauer M, Neuhaus I, Yordanova R, Guan B, Truong A, Yang WP, He A, Kayne P, Gargalovic P, Kirchgessner T, Pan C, Castellani LW, Kostem E, Furlotte N, Drake TA

See also: HMDPpheno2 protocol


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Acclimation and testing periods

Vendor
Male mice from the hybrid HMDP panel were purchased from the The Jackson Laboratory (JAX®, Bar Harbor, Maine)
Ages
Mice were between 6 and 10 wks of age and aged until 16 wks to ensure adequate acclimatization to a common environment at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Gonda Research Building vivarium
Feed
Mice were maintained on a chow diet (Ralston-Purina Co, St. Louis, Mo)
Water
Mice were provided ad libitum access to water
Housing
Mice were housed in groups of 3-4 per cage
Photoperiod
12-h light: 12-h dark cycle
Regulatory compliance
All procedures were performed under NIH Care and Use Guidelines and were approved by the UCLA Animal Research Committee