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Jackson Laboratories Mouse Terminology, adapted for NCI use Source Information

Authority
The Jackson Laboratories Mouse Terminology is produced by the Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center. The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) adapted the terminology for use in the NCI Thesaurus.

Purpose
The Jackson Laboratories Mouse Terminologysupports and assists in identifying, tracking, and obtaining mouse strains used in cancer research.

Description
The Jackson Laboratories Mouse Terminology information is related to mouse models. It includes identification numbers (stock numbers) of mouse strains at the Jackson Laboratory used in NCI Cancer Data Standards Registry and Repository (caDSR) and Cancer Models Database (caMOD) information models. The latter includes information about animal models of human cancers.

Audience
The Jackson Laboratories Mouse Terminology is employed by the biomedical community, conducting cancer research using the mouse and mouse models as research tools.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
The Jackson Laboratories Mouse Terminology is updated annually as part of the NCI Thesaurus in the Metathesaurus.

Sites Consulted

  1. National Cancer Institute [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Cancer Institute (US); [cited 2014 Dec 03]. NCI Thesaurus: Jax info (Code C41101); [cited 2014 Dec 03]. Available from: http://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ConceptReport.jsp?dictionary=NCI_Thesaurus&version=14.09e&code=C41101&ns=NCI_Thesaurus&key=1801115719&b=1&n=null
  2. The Jackson Laboratory Center. Bar Harbor (ME): The Jackson Laboratory, c2014. The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center; c2014 [cited 2014 Dec 03]. Available from: http://research.jax.org/cancer/index.html
  3. Mouse Genome Informatics [Internet]. Bar Harbor (ME): The Jackson Laboratory, [updated 2014 Nov 25; cited 2014 Dec 04]. Available from: http://www.informatics.jax.org/.