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J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Feb;71(2):170-7. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glu223. Epub 2014 Dec 22.

Accessing Data Resources in the Mouse Phenome Database for Genetic Analysis of Murine Life Span and Health Span.

Author information

1
The Jackson Laboratory Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine. molly.bogue@jax.org.
2
The Jackson Laboratory Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine.
3
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield.

Abstract

Understanding the source of genetic variation in aging and using this variation to define the molecular mechanisms of healthy aging require deep and broad quantification of a host of physiological, morphological, and behavioral endpoints. The murine model is a powerful system in which to understand the relations across age-related phenotypes and to identify research models with variation in life span and health span. The Jackson Laboratory Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging has performed broad characterization of aging in genetically diverse laboratory mice and has placed these data, along with data from several other major aging initiatives, into the interactive Mouse Phenome Database. The data may be accessed and analyzed by researchers interested in finding mouse models for specific aging processes, age-related health and disease states, and for genetic analysis of aging variation and trait covariation. We expect that by placing these data in the hands of the aging community that there will be (a) accelerated genetic analyses of aging processes, (b) discovery of genetic loci regulating life span,

KEYWORDS:

Database; Functional genomics; Mouse; Phenotype

PMID:
25533306
PMCID:
PMC4707687
DOI:
10.1093/gerona/glu223
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