MRL LPR MICE
\ˌɛmˌɑːɹˈɛl ˌɛlpˌiːˈɑː mˈa͡ɪs], \ˌɛmˌɑːɹˈɛl ˌɛlpˌiːˈɑː mˈaɪs], \ˌɛ_m_ˌɑː_ɹ_ˈɛ_l ˌɛ_l_p_ˌiː__ˈɑː m_ˈaɪ_s]\
Definitions of MRL LPR MICE
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A mouse substrain that is genetically predisposed to the development of systemic lupus erythematosus-like syndrome, which has been found to be clinically similar to the human disease. It has been determined that this mouse strain carries a mutation in the fas gene. Also, the MRL/lpr is a useful model to study behavioral and cognitive deficits found in autoimmune diseases and the efficacy of immunosuppressive agents.
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