Laboratory services

List of laboratory services

Species and characteristics of the models:

All species: rats, mice, gerbils and hamsters.

Description of our service

Isolated organs can be used in multiple scenarios: preparation of culture medium, immunohistological or protein studies, by extracting protein or genomic, by extracting RNA or DNA).

Most organs can be sampled:

 

Nervous system:

  • Brain with or without the cerebellum
  • Spinal cord
     

Endocrine system:

  • Adrenal glands
  • Thyroid
     

Immune system:

  • Thymus
  • Spleen
     

Digestive system:

  • Tongue
  • Salivary glands
  • Stomach
  • Intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileum)
  • Caecum
    Colon
  • Liver
  • Pancreas

 

Adipose tissue:

  • Mesenteric adipose tissue
  • Peri-gonadal adipose tissue
  • Perirenal adipose tissue
  • Brown adipose tissue
     

Urogenital system:

  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Prostate
  • Testes
  • Seminal vesicle
  • Ovaries
  • Uterus
     

Cardiopulmonary system:

  • Lungs
  • Heart
  • Aorta
     

Other:

  • skin
  • bones
  • muscle
  • eyes

Our method

The sample is taken after humane euthanasia by CO2.

The animal is then bled by incision of the abdominal aorta prior to the extraction of the organs requested.

The organs are placed in a labeled and tagged container; it is then frozen (-20 ° C freezing standard).

Possible options

  • Liquid nitrogen freezing (-80°C).
  • Other packaging on request.
  • Specific sampling protocol on demand.
  • Inclusion of organ harvesting in a custom protocol (e.g. DIO).

Our added value

  • Traceability of samplings.
  • Adaptation of the model to the needs and objectives of the researcher.
  • Standardised samplings on request.
  • Ethical review process by our IACUC (MESR No. 078).

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