The extraordinary endeavor to faithfully model human disorders in mice began in the early 1900s, and in the century since has delivered fundamental advances in our understanding and treatment of human disease. Although it could not be appreciated at the time, 99% of mouse protein-coding genes have an equivalent homolog in the human genome, despite the striking differences in appearance between mouse and man. This remarkable genetic similarity, together with our ability to finely engineer the murine genome, has made the mouse the ideal animal in which to model and analyze human biology and disease. Here we describe this remarkable shared journey between human and mouse, and envisage the next generation of mouse models, which will no doubt prove increasingly sophisticated and even more faithful to human disease. We also address the strategic use of mice in the fight against cancer, and the role they will play in the development of therapies to eradicate this disease.

Of model pets and cancer models: an introduction to mouse models of cancer / Lunardi, Andrea; Nardella, Caterina; Clohessy, John G; Pandolfi, Pier Paolo. - In: COLD SPRING HARBOR PROTOCOLS. - ISSN 1559-6095. - 2014:1(2014), p. 17-31. [10.1101/pdb.top069757]

Of model pets and cancer models: an introduction to mouse models of cancer

Lunardi, Andrea;Nardella, Caterina;
2014

Abstract

The extraordinary endeavor to faithfully model human disorders in mice began in the early 1900s, and in the century since has delivered fundamental advances in our understanding and treatment of human disease. Although it could not be appreciated at the time, 99% of mouse protein-coding genes have an equivalent homolog in the human genome, despite the striking differences in appearance between mouse and man. This remarkable genetic similarity, together with our ability to finely engineer the murine genome, has made the mouse the ideal animal in which to model and analyze human biology and disease. Here we describe this remarkable shared journey between human and mouse, and envisage the next generation of mouse models, which will no doubt prove increasingly sophisticated and even more faithful to human disease. We also address the strategic use of mice in the fight against cancer, and the role they will play in the development of therapies to eradicate this disease.
Lunardi A, Nardella C, Clohessy JG, Pandolfi PP.
Lunardi, Andrea; Nardella, Caterina; Clohessy, John G; Pandolfi, Pier Paolo
Of model pets and cancer models: an introduction to mouse models of cancer / Lunardi, Andrea; Nardella, Caterina; Clohessy, John G; Pandolfi, Pier Paolo. - In: COLD SPRING HARBOR PROTOCOLS. - ISSN 1559-6095. - 2014:1(2014), p. 17-31. [10.1101/pdb.top069757]
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