Genetically Humanized Animal Models

K. Samuelsson, N. Scheer, Ian D. Wilson, C Wolf, Colin J Henderson

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Genetically humanized mice for proteins involved in drug metabolism and toxicity and mice engrafted with human hepatocytes are emerging as promising in vivo models for improved prediction of the pharmacokinetic, drug–drug interaction, and safety characteristics of compounds in humans. This is an overview on the genetically humanized and chimeric liver-humanized mouse models, which are illustrated with examples of their utility in drug metabolism and toxicity studies. The models are compared to give guidance for selection of the most appropriate model by highlighting advantages and disadvantages to be carefully considered when used for studies in drug discovery and development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Medicinal Chemistry III
EditorsSamuel Chackalamannil, David P. Rotella, Simon E. Ward
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780128032015
ISBN (Print)9780128032008
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameReference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering


  • Chimeric liver-humanized mice
  • Drug distribution
  • Drug metabolism
  • Genetically humanized mice
  • Knockout mice
  • Toxicology


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