Journal article

Current and future approaches using genetically modified mice in endocrine research

Rachel A Davey, Helen E MacLean

American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism | American Physiological Society | Published : 2006

Abstract

Genetically modified mouse models have been used widely to advance our knowledge in the field of endocrinology and metabolism. A number of different approaches to generate genetically modified mice are now available, which provide the power to analyze the role of individual proteins in vivo. However, there are a number of points to be considered in the use and interpretation of these models. This review discusses the advantages and disadvantages involved in the generation and use of different genetically modified mouse models in endocrine research, including conventional techniques (e.g., overexpression, knockout, and knock-in models), tissue- and/or time-specific deletion of target genes [e..

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