Faculty Research 1980 - 1989

Title

Atropine esterase status of laboratory mice.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1984

Keywords

Carboxylic-Ester-Hydrolases, Female, Male, Mice, Mice-Inbred-DBA, Mice-Inbred-Strains, Muridae, Peromyscus, SUPPORT-NON-U-S-GOVT

JAX Location

100

JAX Source

Lab-Anim-Sci. 1984 Aug; 34(4):381-2.

Abstract

Fifty eight inbred strains of laboratory mice and two species of wild mice [Mus castaneus (inbred) and Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii (closed colony)] were tested for the presence of atropine esterase by the microhematocrit tube test of Tucker and Beattie. The results show clearly that laboratory mice do not have significant levels of atropine esterase as determined either by the microhematocrit tube test or by the agar plate test, and therefore that under these conditions atropine esterase is not a polymorphic variant as has been demonstrated clearly in the rabbit.

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