Phenotyping platform of JMC

Phenotyping platform

  In Japan Mouse Clinic, we have developed the two pipelines which are constructed with comprehensive test items.

Pipeline 1

  Comprehensive test items examining metabolic, blood/hematic, osseous/skeletal, cancer, cardiovascular, sensory, skin/fur, and neural/behavioral characteristics, construct pipeline 1. Early primary "Fundamental screen" and late secondary "Detailed screen," which are carried out depending on the results of "Fundamental screen," are systematically performed.

Fundamental screen Test ID Screens Methods Age(weeks)
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
P1-01 Morphology/
P1-02 Hematology/
Clinical Chemistry
Hematological test                                      
P1-03 Urinalysis                                      
P1-04 Clinical biochemical test                                      
P1-05 Pathology Autopsy, Histology                                      
Detailed screen
P1-07 Metabolism IPGTT (Intra-peritoneal glucose tolerance test)                                      
P1-08 Adipocytokine test                                      
P1-09 Sensory Funduscopy                                      
P1-10 Morphology X-ray                                      
P1-11 Metabolism Body fat percentage and Bone Mineral Density (DEXA)                                      
P1-12 Cardiovascular ECG (Electrocardiography)                                      
P1-13 Immunology FACS                                      


Pipeline 2

Test ID Screens Methods Age(weeks)
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
P2-01 Behavior/
Light/dark transition                  
P2-02 Open-field test                  
P2-03 Crawley's social interaction test                  
P2-04 Home-cage activity                  
P2-05 Y maze                  
P2-06 Fear-conditioning test