Production of Transgenic Rats

Philip Iannaccone*, Vasiliy Galat

*Corresponding author for this work

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The procedures for production of transgenic rats, in comparison to transgenic mice, while widely used are less available. The rat is a very important species for the production of animal models of human disease and physiology. In many ways, the rat is model of choice for studies of human disease. There is more than a century of papers published with extensive phenotypic data from the rat. With more than 250 strains of rat which include inbred strains, congenics, mutants, transgenics, and now targeted loss of function mutations, there are important animals available for the study of cardiopulmonary disease and physiology, renal disease, and physiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransgenic Animal Technology
Subtitle of host publicationA Laboratory Handbook: Third Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780124104907
StatePublished - Jun 23 2014


  • Cloning
  • Embryo production
  • Embryo transfer
  • Lentiviral gene transfer
  • Nuclear transfer
  • Rat husbandry
  • Transgenic rat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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