Basic Information

Strain Name
Stock Number
Common Name
B-hSIRPA mice
Bcgen (Beijing Biocytogen Co., Ltd)
SIRPα (signal-regulatory protein alpha)

Targeting Strategy

Gene targeting strategy for B-hSIRPA mice. The exon 2 of mouse Sirpα gene that  encode the IgV domain was replaced by human SIRPα exon 2 in B-hSIRPA mice.

mRNA expression analysis

Strain specific analysis of Sirpα gene expression in WT and B-hSIRPA mice by RT-PCR. Mouse Sirpα mRNA was detectable in splenocytes of wild-type (+/+) mice. Human SIRPα mRNA was detectable only in H/H but not in +/+ mice.

Protein expression analysis

Species specific SIRPα expression analysis in B-hSIRPA mice by flow cytometry. 

Splenocytes were collected from WT and homozygous B-hSIRPA (H/H) mice stimulated with anti-CD3ε in vivo and analyzed by flow cytometry with anti- SIRPα antibodies. Mouse SIRPα was detectable in WT mice. This anti-mouse SIRPα antibody also cross reacts with human SIRPα. Human SIRPα were exclusively detectable in homozygous B-hSIRPA mice but not in WT mice.

In vivo efficacy of anti-human SIRPα antibodies

Antitumor activity of anti-human SIRPα antibodies in B-hSIRPA mice. (A) Anti human SIRPα antibodies inhibited MC38-hCD47 tumor growth in B-hSIRPA mice. Murine colon cancer MC38-hCD47 cells (5×105) were subcutaneously implanted into homozygous B-hSIRPA mice (male, 9-week-old, n=6). Mice were grouped when tumor volume reached approximately 150mm3, at which time they were treated with three anti-human SIRPα antibodies with doses and schedules indicated in panel. (B) Body weight changes during treatment. As shown in panel A, anti-human SIRPα antibodies were efficacious in controlling tumor growth in B-hSIRPA mice, demonstrating that the B-hSIRPA mice provide a powerful preclinical model for in vivo evaluation of anti-human SIRPα antibodies. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.

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