By ACEO, 2007
Why? To solve the mystery of why mice that are genetically lacking acyl CoA binding protein (ACBP) tend to accumulate fat in their livers.
Normally, ACBP knock-outs don’t live very long after weaning. If you choose to keep these animals as pets, make sure you refresh their body paint at regular intervals.
Ditte Neess, Signe Bek, Maria Bloksgaard, Ann-Britt Marcher, Nils J. Færgeman, & Susanne Mandrup (2013). Delayed Hepatic Adaptation to Weaning in ACBP−/− Mice Is Caused by Disruption of the Epidermal Barrier Cell Reports DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.11.010.