High resolution colonoscopy in live mice

  title={High resolution colonoscopy in live mice},
  author={Christoph Becker and Massimo Claudio Fantini and Markus F Neurath},
  journal={Nature Protocols},
Endoscopy in humans is a powerful method for physicians to examine the gut for inflammatory or neoplastic changes. In medical and immunological research, animal models of intestinal diseases are established key tools to investigate the mucosal immune system, colitis and cancer development in the gut. Moreover, such models represent valid systems for testing of novel drugs. In the past, mice had to be killed in order to analyze colitis activity and tumor development. The following protocol… CONTINUE READING


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