Nude Mouse Models

Caused by a genetic mutation, nude mouse models lack a normal immune system and thymus gland. They have a repressed immune system due to reduced number of T cells. Nude mice are ideal for tumor and tissue studies because they have no rejection responses and are hairless, making it easier to identify tumors.


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Poster: Immunodeficient Models for Oncology Studies

See which immunodeficient model is best suited for your cancer studies.

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Charles River immunodeficient animal models are produced in flexible-film and semi-rigid isolators. This approach provides the high-level biosecurity environment required for animals lacking a normal host defense mechanism. Our portfolio includes inbred and outbred athymic nude mice.

Charles River maintains five different live nude mouse model strains:

* Download xenograft data for the athymic nude mouse.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Nude Mice