Citrobacter Challenge Data for Apoe (MAKL)

Standard Protocol
For each mutant line, 8 female mutant mice plus 8 female wildtype control mice are infected orally with 0.2ml Citrobacter rodentium lux 109 at 6 weeks of age and are monitored over 28 days. Every 2 to 3 days faeces is collected from each mouse and the amount of bacteria in the faeces is enumerated by serial dilutions and plating onto agar plates. Every 3 to 4 days the mice may be imaged under a bioluminescence camera for 5 minutes. At day 14 post infection, 4 mutant and 4 wildtypes are schedule 1 killed. The spleen, liver, caecal patch, caecum, caecal contents and the last 6 cm of colon are extracted and the amount of bacteria in the tissue/contents is enumerated by serial dilution and plating onto agar plates. In addition, the 6 cm of colon is weighed to look for signs of gross hyperplasia, and the last 0.5 cm of most distal colon is removed and fixed for histology. At day 28 post infection the remaining mice are schedule 1 killed and the day 14 post infection procedures repeated. Mice are weighed daily throughout the infection.
view legend
Legend - hover over each heading to get a more complete description
Test complete and data/resources are available Test is complete and the data are considered interesting Preliminary indication of an interesting phenotype
Test is complete but the data are not considered interesting Test not performed or applicable Test pending
Test abandoned
Parameter Female
Graph MP Annotation
Bacterial Shedding view graph
Ceacal Patch view graph
Ceacum view graph
Ceacal Contents view graph
Colon view graph
Spleen view graph
Liver view graph
Colon Weight view graph