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Tier I GS128625 • Alcohol response QTL 17 (Alcrsp17 Published QTL Chr 2)


loss of righting reflex assay. 155,101,972 - 247,295,816 involved strains HAS.LAS-(D2Rat38-D2Rat69). intercross allele responsible: LAS allele was dominant inducing agent: intraperitoneal administration of alcohol 2.25 g/kg measurement method: after alcohol administration, animals were placed on their back and the time at when they no longer right themselves was recorded; the lapse time at which they could right themselves was taken as loss of righting reflex (LORR) Likelihood Ratio: 16.3 software package used: Map Manager QTX duration of loss of righting reflex was less in female











Radcliffe RA, Bludeau P, Asperi W, Fay T, Deng XS, Erwin VG, Deitrich RA


Confirmation of quantitative trait loci for ethanol sensitivity and neurotensin receptor density in crosses derived from the inbred high and low alcohol sensitive selectively bred rat lines.


Psychopharmacology Oct 2006, Vol 188, pp. 343-54


Genetically influenced alcohol sensitivity is thought to be an important risk factor for the development of alcoholism. An effective first step for identifying genes that mediate variation in alcohol sensitivity is through quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping in model organisms.Fourteen provisional QTLs related to alcohol sensitivity were previously mapped in an F2 derived from the IHAS1 and ILAS1 rat lines. The objective of the current study was to confirm those QTLs in an independently derived F2 and in congenics that were bred for two of the loci.IHAS1 X ILAS1 F2 (n=450) were tested for alcohol-induced loss of righting reflex (LORR), blood ethanol concentration at regain of righting reflex (BECRR), sensitivity and acute tolerance on the Rotarod, and neurotensin receptor density (NTR1). Rats were genotyped at the 14 candidate loci and QTL mapping was conducted. Reciprocal congenic strains were bred for loci on chromosomes 2 and 5 and tested for LORR and BECRR.Four LORR QTLs were mapped at the suggestive or significant level (chromosomes 2, 5, 12, and 13). BECRR was mapped to chromosomes 5, 12, and 13 either in the original or current experiment. Results of the congenic experiment also support QTLs for LORR and BECRR on chromosomes 2 and 5. QTLs for NTR1 density and behavior on the Rotarod were not confirmed.QTL mapping in crosses derived from the IHAS1 and ILAS1 has successfully identified loci related to alcohol sensitivity. Recombinant congenics are now being bred to more finely map the confirmed QTLs. PUBMED: 16953387
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Annotation Information

Alleles (D000483)
Animals (D000818)
Behavior (D001519)
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales (D011569)
Chromosomes (D002875)
Software (D012984)
Quantitative Trait Loci (D040641)
Attention (D001288)
Risk Factors (D012307)
Reflex, Righting (D057897)
Neurotensin (D009496)
Organization and Administration (D009934)
Receptors, Neurotensin (D018028)
Alcoholism (D000437)
Ethanol (D000431)
righting reflex (GO:0060013)

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