Basic Information

Strain Name
Common Name
B-hFcRn mice
Catalog number
FCGRT(Fc fragment of IgG receptor and transporter)

Gene targeting strategy

Gene targeting strategy for B-hFcRn mice. The human full-length FCGRT cDNA sequence was inserted in the Fcgrt exon2 of wild-type mice.

mRNA expression analysis

Strain specific analysis of FCGRT gene expression in WT and B-hFcRn mice by RT-PCR. Mouse Fcgrt mRNA was detectable in kidney of wild-type (+/+). Human FCGRT mRNA was detectable only in H/H but not in +/+ mice.

Protein expression analysis

Strain specific analysis of FcRn expression in C57BL/6(+/+) and B-hFcRn mice by western blot. Kidney was collected from C57BL/6(+/+) mice and homozygous B-hFcRn(H/H) mice and analyzed by western blot with species-specific anti-FcRn antibody. Mouse FcRn was detectable in C57BL/6(+/+) mice. Human FcRn was detectable only in B-hFcRn(H/H) but not in C57BL/6(+/+) mice.

Similar expression pattern between B-hFcRn mice and transgenic mice reported in papers.

The YTE mutation prolongs Abs half-life in B-hFcRn mice

The serum pharmacokinetics profiles for Ab1 and Ab1-YTE are shown. The effect of YTE in prolonging the half-life of antibodies is only observed in B-hFcRn mice but not in wild-type mice.

Serum half-life of commercial antibody drug in B-hFcRn mice

  • The test drugs are commercial drugs
  • The half-life in humans and monkeys of test drugs from research articles
  • Blood collection: Continuous
  • Abrupt PK changes were excluded in the analyses
  • Curve fitting: The last three blood collection points
  • Data are shown in mean ± SEM

Correlation of half-lives of Abs between human, monkey, B-hFcRn and WT mice


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