All Contributors
• 7/27/2015

Disease concepts in animal model names

Is it useful to highlight disease name abbreviations that appear within animal model names?

Ex: ...the lymphocytes from mice with lymphoproliferative disease ( lpr ) could be explained... ...and from C57 BL 6 / lpr mice were labelled...

0 2
  • Upvote
  • Reply
• 8/4/2015

Also in the case of cell line names, when the disease is unrelated to the disease descibed in the doc:

Ex: ...Using SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells...

• 8/7/2015

Yes, go for it.  This is because these animal models and cell lines are usually being used as a proxy for the disease.

Write a reply...