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Inbred Strains of Mice: YPC


Inbr. F46 (Asano, 1993). Albino, A, B, c. Origin: Non-inbred Swiss albino inbred by Ogura, Koura, Noguchi and Asano, NIH, Japan. Carries a mutant "poor coat". Hair bulbs and hair papillae are poorly developed at anagen stage of the hair cycle. As a result the hairs are thin and short (Kurosawa et al 1991).

Kurosawa S., Ogura A., Koura M., Noguchi A., Noguchi Y., Yamamoto Y., and Takano K. (1991) A histological study on the skin and hairs of PC (poor coat) mice. Exp. Animals (Japan) 40, 259-261. \par

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

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