Diets with tamoxifen activate CreER
Several references cite use of tamoxifen-containing diets for models with Cre under the control of a mutated estrogen receptor. Envigo Teklad diets makes a variety of tamoxifen-containing diets customized to meet your research needs. We also make a variety of doxycycline-containing diets for tet regulated systems. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to consult a nutritionist.
Teklad stocks tamoxifen and tamoxifen citrate
Tamoxifen is added to the diet as a tamoxifen-sucrose mixture. Users are encouraged to use the stocked supply. However, Teklad will continue to work with customer prepared mixes. If you choose this option, please consult a nutritionist for additional information about preparing and sending the mixture.
Users are encouraged to select from the stocked options below supply readily available to ship within days.
1 Assumes 20-25 g body weight and three-four g intake
2 Tamoxifen citrate is 66% tamoxifen
3 Referred to as TAM400/CreER in Europe (TD.55125 )
Please add 5-10 day lead time for irradiated diets; minimum 3 kg orders are required for stocked and customized items.
These diets all have tamoxifen premixed with ~five percent sucrose as a palatability enhancer; however, feed aversion may still occur. If intake is a problem, see below for advice.
Teklad Global 2016 — base diet in these examples — is only one of several minimal phytoestrogen diets Teklad produces. Consult a nutritionist about use of other base diets.
If intake seems to be a problem:
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If you have any questions regarding tamoxifen diets, please don’t hesitate to contact a nutritionist at firstname.lastname@example.org.