Modulation of Myeloid Cell Function Using Conditional and Inducible Transgenic Approaches

  • Alexandra L. McCubbreyEmail author
  • William J. Janssen
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1809)


Transgenic mice have emerged as a central tool in the study of lung myeloid cells during homeostasis and disease. The use of Cre/Lox site-specific recombination allows for conditional deletion of a gene of interest in a spatially controlled manner. The basic Cre/Lox system can be further refined to include an inducible trigger, enabling conditional deletion of a gene of interest in a spatially and temporally controlled manner. Here we provide an overview of commercially available conditional and inducible conditional mouse strains that target lung myeloid cells and describe the appropriate breeding schemes and controls for transgenic animal systems that can be used to modulate myeloid cell function.

Key words

Transgenic mice Conditional Inducible Cre CreER rtTA Breeding ROSA26 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandra L. McCubbrey
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • William J. Janssen
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MedicineNational Jewish HealthDenverUSA
  2. 2.Division of Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Sciences, Department of MedicineUniversity of ColoradoDenverUSA
  3. 3.Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of MedicineNational Jewish HealthDenverUSA
  4. 4.Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Department of MedicineUniversity of Colorado DenverAuroraUSA

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