Blood-derived material Bio-Bank
BPRC has a large collection of DNA, RNA, serum and B cell lines of animals of our breeding colonies of
BPRC's Tissue Bank contains systematically collected samples of different genders and ages from:
- Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
- Cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis)
- Common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)
- Other species
of different gender and age. Our colony animals (rhesus and cynomolgus macaques and common marmosets) are genetically well characterized for immunologically important genes (MHC, KIR), and are housed in pedigreed groups. Therefore, these collections will help to support diverse research projects with the minimal possible discomfort of the animals and at low costs.
The material is mostly collected during the annual health checks of our animals. DNA, RNA, and PBMCs are freshly prepared and DNA and RNA are immediately frozen, whereas PBMCs are immortalized, and the resulting B cell lines are then stored in liquid nitrogen.
Additionally, BPRC has a collection of DNAs from various non-human primate species, mostly prepared from blood serum/EDTA plasma.