Strain information
 NBRP Rat No: 0018  Strain name: WAG/RijKyo  Commmon Name: Wistar Albino Glaxo Rat Genome Database
Principal Investigator:  Tadao Serikawa  Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University       Yoshidakonoe-cho, Sakyo-ku    606-8501 Kyoto     JAPAN
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Preservation Status:   Embryo        Sperm       Living Animals ../images/Photos/WAG%20RijKyo/81a%20(Large).jpg ../images/Photos/WAG%20RijKyo/81%20(Large).jpg
Coat Color  albino (c)
Inbred Generations  F?+87 (March 2012)
Usage Restrictions  
Genetic Status
 Inbred  Segregating  Congenic  Consomic  Recombinant
 Coisogenic  Spont. Mutant  Transgene  Ind. Mutant  Category Other 
Comercial Availability
Research Category
 Diabetes Obesity  Neurobiology  Ophthalmology  Dentistry  Cardio Hypertension
 Cancer  Metabolism  Otorhinology  Immunology  Infectious
 Osteosis  Internal Organ  Dermatology  Reproduction  Development
 Behavior  Hematology  Urology  Pharmacology  Research Area Others 
 Control Strain  Marker Strain
Gene Affected
Origin This strain is a model for absence epilepsy in humans which was created from Wistar rat at the Glaxo Laboratories in London. Rij > Kyo (1979, F?, GF)
Strain characteristics absence-like seizures
Breeding Conditions Good breeding performance. Sib mating.
References Serikawa T, Mashimo T, Kuramoto T, Voigt B, Ohno Y, Sasa M.
Advances on Genetic Rat Models of Epilepsy.
Exp Anim. 64(1):1-7, 2015.

Coenen AM, Drinkenburg WH, Inoue M, van Luijtelaar EL.
Genetic models of absence epilepsy, with emphasis on the WAG/Rij strain of rats.
Epilepsy Res. 1992 Jul;12(2):75-86.
Additional strain information WAG/RijKyo