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Long-tailed Chinchilla

Chinchilla lanigera

Welcome to the Chinchilla Portal within RGD. This portal contains links to data related to the long-tailed chinchilla, Chinchilla lanigera, and to tools that chinchilla researchers can use to find and analyze that data. Please feel free to contact us with suggestions for additional data or tools that would help advance your research.

“The long-tailed chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera) is used as a model for understanding the physiology, development and function of the auditory system. The chinchilla is used in several research areas, including otitis media, upper respiratory tract infections, hearing, psychoacoustics and ototoxicity. The chinchilla has been used for auditory or acoustics research because of the anatomical and physiological similarities between its inner ear and that of human (1–4). Its middle ear and Eustachian tube structures are also similar to that of humans and unlike other rodent models it is not susceptible to innate middle ear infections, making it an ideal model organism for otitis media (OM) studies (5–7). The presence of a large cephalid bulla, from which sufficient quantities of middle ear fluids can be withdrawn for microbiological and immunological assessment, is also an advantage. Most interestingly, the chinchilla has a permanently semipatulous Eustachian tube, which makes this tubal organ highly similar to the ‘floppy’ Eustachian tube of childhood (5). The chinchilla is recognized as an ideal model of otitis media and its use has produced critical information regarding the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of pneumococcal OM, the immune response to S. pneumoniae-induced OM, the efficacy of antimicrobial drugs that target S. pneumoniae, and the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine antigens (8).”

Source: PMID:27173523

Chinchilla Data


Ontomate: Concept-Based Literature Search




Chinchilla Otitis Media
Disease Genes




RGD Disease Annotations




RGD’s Pathway Annotations




Gene Ontology Annotations


RGD’s Chinchilla FTP Site



Tools for Chinchilla Data Analysis


Chinchilla JBrowse
Genome Browser




OLGA:
Online List Generator & Analyzer




MOET:
Multi Ontology Enrichment Tool




GA Tool:
Annotation Search and Export





GOLF:
Gene and Ortholog Location Finder



Chinchilla PhenoMiner




Genome and Gene Resources


RGD’s Genome Information
Page for Chinchilla



Line Drawing of Chinchilla, Pearson Scott Foresman [Public domain]


Chinchilla Taxonomy Page


Chinchilla Genome Page


ChiLan1.0 Assembly Page



Ensembl’s Chinchilla
Information Page


Chinchilla Assembly, Gene
Annotation and Statistics
at Ensembl






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RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.