This page introduces cardiovascular related phenotypes present in mouse lines produced by the IMPC. The cardiovascular system refers to the observable morphological and physiological characteristics of the mammalian heart, blood vessels, or circulatory system that are manifested through development and lifespan.
In order to identify the function of genes, the consortium uses a series of standardised protocols as described in IMPReSS (International Mouse Phenotyping Resource of Standardised Screens).
Heart and vascular function/physiology are measured through several procedures like echocardiography and electrocardiogram and non-invasive blood pressure. Cardiovascular system morphology is assessed through macroscopic and microscopic measurements, like heart weight, gross pathology and gross morphology in both embryo and adult animals. A complete list of protocols and related phenotypes are presented in the table below. Links to impress are provided for more details on the procedure.
Procedures that can lead to relevant phenotype associations
- Echo IMPC v1
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) IMPC v1
- Eye Morphology IMPC v2 , IMPC v1
- Gross Pathology and Tissue Collection IMPC v1 , IMPC v2
- Heart Dissection M-G-P v1
- Heart Weight IMPC v1
- Heart weight/tibia length ESLIM v1
- Indirect ophthalmoscopy ESLIM v1
- Non-Invasive blood pressure ESLIM v1
- Ophthalmoscope M-G-P v1
- Organ Weight HRWL v1 , UCD v1
- Slit Lamp M-G-P v1 , ESLIM v1
- Gross Morphology Embryo E12.5 IMPC v1 , IMPC v2 , IMPC v3
- Gross Morphology Embryo E14.5-E15.5 IMPC v3 , IMPC v2 , IMPC v1
- Gross Morphology Embryo E18.5 IMPC v3 , IMPC v1 , IMPC v2
- Gross Morphology Embryo E9.5 IMPC v3 , IMPC v2 , IMPC v1
- Gross Morphology Placenta E12.5 IMPC v1
- Gross Morphology Placenta E14.5-E15.5 IMPC v1
- Gross Morphology Placenta E18.5 IMPC v1
- Gross Morphology Placenta E9.5 IMPC v1
- Histopathology Embryo E9.5 IMPC v1
This graph shows genes with a significant effect on at least one cardiovascular system phenotype.
The following diagram represents the various biological system phenotypes associations for genes linked to cardiovascular system phenotypes. The line thickness is correlated with the strength of the association.
Clicking on chosen phenotype(s) on the diagram allow to select common genes. Corresponding gene lists can be downloaded using the download icon.
Gene KO effect comparator for cardiovascular system continuous parameters
This tool allows you to visualize continuous parameters used by the consortium to assess cardiovascular phenotypes. The measurement values are corrected to account for batch effects to represent the true genotype effect thus allowing a side by side comparison/visualisation.
Use this interactive graph and table: