Humanized CAR Mouse

Targeted Replacement

Humanized CAR Targeted Replacement Mouse Model
This line is cryopreserved and requires cryorecovery.

  • Model #
  • Genotype
  • Nomenclature
  • 9101-F
  • 9101-M
  • This targeted mutation strain carries a replacement of the mouse Nr1i3 gene which encodes for the nuclear receptor CAR with the corresponding human orthologous gene.
  • Useful in prediction of CYP induction and therefore pharmacokinetics, drug toxicity, and efficacy in humans.


The Humanized CAR Mouse was developed by Taconic in collaboration with CXR Biosciences. It was created through a knock in of a human CAR construct containing the genomic sequence from the translational start site on exon 2 to exon 9 onto the ATG of murine Car in C57BL/6NTac-derived ES cells. The expression of the human CAR receptor is driven by the mouse Car promoter. Targeted ES cells were injected into BALB/cJBomTac blastocysts and the resultant chimeras were backcrossed to a Flpe deleter strain on C57BL/6J to eliminate the selection marker. Taconic received stock in 2009, and the line was embryo transfer derived. The colony was maintained by mating homozygotes.





Initial Publication:

Scheer N, Ross J, Rode A, Zevnik B, Niehaves S, Faust N, Wolf CR. (2008) A novel panel of mouse models to evaluate the role of human pregnane X receptor and constitutive androstane receptor in drug response. J. Clin. Invest. 118(9): 3228-3239.

Conditions of Use for EZcohort™ Models
EZcohort™ models are produced and distributed under rights to patents and intellectual property licensed from various institutions. Taconic Biosciences, Inc. (Taconic) sells EZcohort™ models to purchasers, grants to each purchaser a right under Taconic's rights in such licensed patents and intellectual property to use the purchased EZcohort™ models in consideration of purchasers' acknowledgement of and agreement to Taconic's Terms and Conditions for the Sale of Products and the following conditions of use:

  • Title to EZcohort™ models and biological materials derived from them remains with Taconic.
  • EZcohort™ models will be used for research purposes only.
  • EZcohort™ models and biological materials derived from them will not be distributed to third parties or used for commercial purposes.
  • Breeders from deliverables can be used for propagation of EZcohort™ models or to cross to other strains.
  • Continuation of breeding and crossbreeding of EZcohort™ models outside Taconicis permitted for a term of three years post-purchase of the EZcohort™ models and is subject to annual confirmation of these EZcohort™ Conditions of Use.

Continuation of breeding and crossbreeding after the three year term will require renewal of the EZcohort™ Conditions of Use and payment of a fee.