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Inbred Strains of Mice: NBL


Inbr: 91. Genet: a. Origin: Probable contamination of C57BL/10Sc; should not be considered a C57BL substrain. NIH Black.


Low erythrocyte catalase activity (18/18) (Hoffman and Rechigl, 1971). Susceptible to amyloid induction (1/10) (Ram et al., 1969, 1969). Good reproductive performance with 2.4 young/female/ month (3/24) (Hansen et al., 1973., 1973).

Hansen C. T., Judge F. J., and Whitney R. A. (1973) Catalog of NIH rodents. National Institutes of Health. DHEW publication (NIH) 74-606, Bethesda. \par

Hoffman H. A. and Rechcigl M. Jr. (1971) Erythrocyte catalase in inbred mice. Enzyme 12, 219-225. \par

Ram J. S., Dehellis R. A., and Glenner G. G. (1969) Amyloid. VIII on strain variation in experimental murine amyloidosis. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 130, 462-464. \par

Updated 9 Apr. 1998
Michael FW Festing
MRC Toxicology Unit, Hodgkin Building,
University of Leicester, UK

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