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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 The presence of a large cephalid bulla, from which sufficient quantities of middle ear fluids can be withdrawn for microbiological and immunological assessment, is also an advantage.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

Ontomate: pre-filtered for Chinchilla literature

Chinchilla Genes at RGD

RGD Disease Annotations

Chinchilla Otitis Media Annotations

RGD’s Pathway Annotations

RGD’s Pathway Diagrams

Gene Ontology Annotations

RGD’s Chinchilla Download Site

Tools for Chinchilla Data Analysis

Chinchilla JBrowse
Genome Browser

Object List Generator & Analyzer

Multi Ontology Enrichment Tool

GA Tool:
Annotation Search and Export

Gene and Ortholog Location Finder

Chinchilla PhenoMiner

Genome and Gene Resources

RGD’s Chinchilla Genome Information
Page for Chinchilla

Chinchilla Taxonomy Page

Chinchilla Species Browser

Chinchilla Genome Page

ChiLan1.0 Assembly Page

Ensembl’s Chinchilla
Information Page

Chinchilla Assembly, Gene
Annotation and Statistics
at Ensembl



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