Adult LacZ Expression Data for Epc2 (MACG)

Overview

Adult expression (≥ 6 weeks): The lacZ reporter gene within the targeting vector was used to determine the wholemount expression profile of the targeted gene. Mice were fixed by cardiac perfusion using 4% paraformaldehyde (PFA). Following dissection, the tissues to be stained were fixed an additional 30 min in 4% PFA before being rinsed in phosphate buffered saline and transferred to lacZ staining solution, containing 0.1% X-gal, for up to 48 hours. After an additional overnight post-staining fixation in 4% PFA, tissues were cleared with 50% glycerol then transferred to 70% glycerol for long-term storage.

Display Criteria

A tick-list of 41 tissues and organs was scored for the presence (green tick) or absence (red cross) of lacZ expression.

  • The term 'Ambiguous' was assigned when there was uncertainty as to the validity of the observed pattern e.g. staining may be very faint, background or an artefact due to trapping.
  • The term 'No Data' was assigned if the stained entity was not available to assess.

By default, up to 27 standard images may be taken using a Leica MZ16A microscope and Imagic software. These images were only collected when X-gal staining was present.

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Tick-List
Colony Name Epc2 Knockout First B09
Genotype Epc2/+
Gender Male
Age In Weeks 6.2
Adrenal Gland absent
Bone absent
Brain present
Brown Adipose Tissue absent
Cartilage absent
Colon absent
Eye absent
Gall Bladder No data
Heart ambiguous
Kidney absent
Large Intestine absent
Liver absent
Lung absent
Mammary Gland absent
Mesenteric Lymph Node absent
Nasal Epithelia present
Oesophagus absent
Oral Epithelia absent
Ovaries No data
Oviduct No data
Pancreas absent
Parathyroid No data
Peripheral Nervous System present
Peyers Patch absent
Pituitary Gland No data
Prostate absent
Skeletal Muscle absent
Skin absent
Small Intestine absent
Spinal Cord present
Spleen absent
Stomach absent
Testis present
Thymus absent
Thyroid No data
Trachea absent
Urinary System absent
Uterus No data
Vas Deferens ambiguous
Vascular System absent
White Adipose Tissue absent
Images
  • Tissue: Brain
    Description: Longitudinal section
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Brain
    Description: Lateral view
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Heart
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Ovary and Uterus
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Rib cage
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Skull
    Description: Internal view
    Genotype: Heterozygous
  • Tissue: Testis
    Description: -
    Genotype: Heterozygous
Background LacZ Staining in Adult

The adult wholemount LacZ expression protocol has been refined to minimize background staining however, it can still occur. We have systematically documented the sites and intensities of this background stain in male and female wildtype C57BL/6 (C57BL/6J-Tyr<c-Brd>; C57BL/6NTac/Den) mice. The major locations where background staining may be observed are:

  • Nasal cavity
  • Thyroid gland
  • Glandular stomach
  • Kidney
  • Male genitals

Additional background staining is observed occasionally in:

  • Rib cage
  • Thymus
  • Mesenteric lymph nodes
  • Ovaries

Examples of the pattern and level of background stain are presented below.

  • Tissue: Nasal cavity
    Description: Longitudinal section
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Nasal cavity
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Trachea and thyroid
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Trachea and thyroid
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Stomach
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Stomach
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Kidney
    Description: Longitudinal section
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Kidney
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Urogenital system
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Testis
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Rib cage
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Thymus
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Mesenteric lymph node
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Ovary and Uterus
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype
  • Tissue: Ovary and Uterus
    Description: -
    Genotype: Wildtype