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Strain Detail: BALB-SR-PSOX mice

Strain information
Resource No. nbio197
Strain name BALB-SR-PSOX
Strain Nomenclature
Common name/Synonyms BALB-CXCL16
Strain types mutant
Background strain BALB/c
Institution Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University
Depositor Shin Yonahara
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Animal Health Report
Strain description

BALB-SR-PSOX mice are knockout mice of SR-PSOX/CXCL16 and BALB/c gene background. We also supply of B6-CXCL16 mice (nbio196), which are C57BL/6 gene background. SR-PSOX, a molecule cloned as scavenger receptor, is identified as transmembrane chemokine CXCL16 involved in migration of NKT cell or activated T-cell. This strain decreases the number of NKT cells in liver due to inhibit NKT cells homing to liver, whereas this strain suppresses the onset of ConA-induced hepatitis. The research of this strain showed that SR-PSOX expressed in antigen-presenting cells was essential for promoting IFN-γ production in NKT cells and inducing Th1-type immune response. It considers that Th1-type immune response may be regulated by the control of SR-PSOX/CXCL16 activity in the infection of bacteria or viruses.

  1. Shimaoka T, Seino K, Kume N, Minami M, Nishime C, Suematsu M, Kita T, Taniguchi M, Matsushima K, and Yonehara S. (2007) Critical role for CXC chemokine ligand 16 (SR-PSOX) in Th1 response mediated by NKT cells. J. Immunol. 179(12):8172-9. [PMID:18056360]
Resource information
Cryopreserved sperm In-house Genotype
From other institutions Genotype
Cryopreserved embryo In-house Mating System
From other institutions Mating System
Strain status / Availability Cryopreserved sperm Within 1 month
Cryopreserved embryo Within 1 month
Live animals Approx. 2 months
Gene information
Mutation types knockout
Gene symbol Cxcl16
Gene name chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 16
Genotyping information