A transgenic Tie2-GFP athymic mouse model; a tool for vascular biology in xenograft tumors.

We report the generation of a transgenic Tie2-GFP athymic nude mouse, carrying green fluorescent blood vessels throughout the body. This transgenic mouse is a tool for studies in vascular biology, and is especially of interest for imaging of tumor angiogenesis and the study of anti-angiogenesis strategies in (human) xenografts. Intravital microscopy… (More)