Basic Information

Strain name
C57BL/6-Cd3etm2(CD3E)Epcamtm1(EPCAM)/Bcgen
Common Name
B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice
Background
C57BL/6
Catalog Number
112519
Aliases
DIAR5, EGP-2, EGP314, EGP40, ESA, HNPCC8, KS1/4, KSA, M4S1, MIC18, MK-1, MOC-31, TACSTD1, TROP1, epithelial cell adhesion molecule
NCBI Gene ID

Targeting strategy

Gene targeting strategy for B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice. 

The exons 2-6 of mouse Cd3e gene that encode the extracellular domain were replaced by human CD3E exons 2-7 in B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice. The exons 3-8 of mouse Epcam gene that encode the extracellular domain were replaced by human EPCAM exons 2-7 in B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice.

Protein expression analysis

Strain specific CD3E expression analysis in homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice by flow cytometry. 

Splenocytes were collected from wild type (WT) mice (+/+; +/+) and homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice (H/H; H/H), and analyzed by flow cytometry with species-specific anti-CD3E antibody. Mouse CD3E was detectable in WT mice (+/+; +/+). Human CD3E was exclusively detectable in homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice (H/H; H/H) but not in WT mice (+/+; +/+).

Strain specific EPCAM expression analysis in homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice by flow cytometry. 

Small intestine and pancreas were collected from wild type (WT) mice (+/+; +/+) and homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice (H/H; H/H), and analyzed by flow cytometry with species-specific anti-EPCAM antibody. Mouse EPCAM was detectable in WT mice (+/+; +/+). Human EPCAM was exclusively detectable in homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice (H/H; H/H) but not in WT mice (+/+; +/+).

Analysis of spleen leukocytes cell subpopulations in B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice

Analysis of spleen leukocyte subpopulations by FACS.

Splenocytes were isolated from female C57BL/6 and B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice (n=3, 8 week-old). Flow cytometry analysis of the splenocytes was performed to assess leukocyte subpopulations. A. Representative FACS plots. Single live cells were gated for CD45 population and used for further analysis as indicated here. B. Results of FACS analysis. Percent of T cells, B cells, NK cells, dendritic cells, granulocytes, monocytes and macrophages in homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice were similar to those in the C57BL/6 mice, demonstrating that introduction of hCD3E and hEPCAM in place of its mouse counterpart do not change the overall development, differentiation or distribution of these cell types in spleen. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.

Analysis of spleen T cell subpopulations in B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice

Analysis of spleen T cell subpopulations by FACS.

Splenocytes were isolated from female C57BL/6 and B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice (n=3, 8 week-old). Flow cytometry analysis of the splenocytes was performed to assess T cell subsets. A. Representative FACS plots. Single live CD45+ cells were gated for CD3 T cell population and used for further analysis as indicated here. B. Results of FACS analysis. Percent of CD8+ T cells, CD4+ T cells and Treg cells in homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice were similar to those in the C57BL/6 mice, demonstrating that introduction of hCD3E and hEPCAM in place of its mouse counterpart do not change the overall development, differentiation or distribution of these T cell sub types in spleen. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.

Analysis of blood leukocytes cell subpopulations in B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice

Analysis of blood leukocyte subpopulations by FACS.

Blood cells were isolated from female C57BL/6 and B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice (n=3, 8 week-old). Flow cytometry analysis of the blood leukocytes was performed to assess leukocyte subpopulations. A. Representative FACS plots. Single live cells were gated for CD45 population and used for further analysis as indicated here. B. Results of FACS analysis. Percent of T cells, B cells, NK cells, dendritic cells, granulocytes, monocytes and macrophages in homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice were similar to those in the C57BL/6 mice, demonstrating that introduction of hCD3E and hEPCAM in place of its mouse counterpart do not change the overall development, differentiation or distribution of these cell types in blood. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.

Analysis of blood T cell subpopulations in B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice

Analysis of blood T cell subpopulations by FACS.

Blood cells were isolated from female C57BL/6 and B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice (n=3, 8 week-old). Flow cytometry analysis of the leukocytes was performed to assess T cell subsets. A. Representative FACS plots. Single live CD45+ cells were gated for CD3 T cell population and used for further analysis as indicated here. B. Results of FACS analysis. Percent of CD8+ T cells, CD4+ T cells and Treg cells in homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice were similar to those in the C57BL/6 mice, demonstrating that introduction of hCD3E and hEPCAM in place of its mouse counterpart do not change the overall development, differentiation or distribution of these T cell sub types in blood. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.

Analysis of lymph node leukocytes cell subpopulations in B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice

Analysis of lymph node leukocyte subpopulations by FACS.

Leukocytes were isolated from female C57BL/6 and B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice (n=3, 8 week-old). Flow cytometry analysis of the leukocytes was performed to assess leukocyte subpopulations. A. Representative FACS plots. Single live cells were gated for CD45 population and used for further analysis as indicated here. B. Results of FACS analysis. Percent of T cells, B cells and NK cells in homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice were similar to those in the C57BL/6 mice, demonstrating that introduction of hCD3E and hEPCAM in place of its mouse counterpart do not change the overall development, differentiation or distribution of these cell types in lymph node. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.

Analysis of lymph node T cell subpopulations in B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice

Analysis of lymph node T cell subpopulations by FACS.

Leukocytes were isolated from female C57BL/6 and B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice (n=3, 8 week-old). Flow cytometry analysis of the leukocytes was performed to assess T cell subsets. A. Representative FACS plots. Single live CD45+ cells were gated for CD3 T cell population and used for further analysis as indicated here. B. Results of FACS analysis. Percent of CD8+ T cells, CD4+ T cells and Treg cells in homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice were similar to those in the C57BL/6 mice, demonstrating that introduction of hCD3E and hEPCAM in place of its mouse counterpart do not change the overall development, differentiation or distribution of these T cell sub types in lymph node. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.

Summary

Protein expression analysis:

Mouse CD3E was detectable on T cells of WT mice (+/+; +/+). Human CD3E was exclusively detectable in homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice (H/H; H/H) but not in WT mice (+/+; +/+).

Mouse EPCAM was detectable in small intestine and pancreas of WT mice (+/+; +/+). Human EPCAM was exclusively detectable in homozygous B-hCD3E/hEPCAM mice (H/H; H/H) but not in WT mice (+/+; +/+).

Leukocytes cell subpopulation analysis:

CD3E and EPCAM humanized do not change the overall development, differentiation or distribution of immune cell types in spleen, blood and lymph node.

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