Strain information
 NBRP Rat No: 0455  Strain name: F344-Scn1am1Kyo  Commmon Name: F344/NSlc-Scn1aKyo811 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/F344_ScnlaKyo811_homo/1941a1024.jpg ../images/Photos/F344_ScnlaKyo811_homo/1941z1024.jpg
Coat Color  albino (c)
Inbred Generations  N11F5 (April 2012)
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Genetic Status
 Inbred  Segregating  Congenic  Consomic  Recombinant
 Coisogenic  Spont. Mutant  Transgene  Ind. Mutant  Category Other 
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Gene Affected Scn1a: sodium channel, voltage-gated, type I, alpha
Origin This strain was established by ENU mutagenesis (gene-driven). This strain possesses a point mutation in the Scn1a gene (N1417H) (Mashimo, 2010). Hyperthermia-induced seizure-susceptible (Hiss) rat. (May 26, 2010)
Strain characteristics A point mutation in Scn1a gene. This strain possesses a missense mutation (N1417H) in the third pore region of the sodium channel, Scn1a. Despite their normal appearance under ordinary circumstances, Scn1a mutant rats exhibited remarkably high susceptibility to hyperthermia-induced seizures. Scn1a is a causative gene for human GEFS+. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed that hyperthermic seizures induced a widespread elevation of Fos-immunoreactivity in the cerebral cortices and limbic regions (Ohno, 2010). This rat showed a significantly lower threshold in epileptiform discharges in response to local stimulation of the hippocampus. Diazepam and sodium valproate are effective to hyperthermic seizure of this rat (Ohno, 2010). (Oct 11, 2010)
Breeding Conditions Good breeding performance.
Genotyping Genotyping protocol for Scn1am1Kyo
References Serikawa T, Mashimo T, Kuramoto T, Voigt B, Ohno Y, Sasa M.
Advances on Genetic Rat Models of Epilepsy.
Exp Anim. 2015 Feb 5;64(1):1-7.

Ohmori I, Kawakami N, Liu S, Wang H, Miyazaki I, Asanuma M, Michiue H, Matsui H, Mashimo T, Ouchida M.
Methylphenidate improves learning impairments and hyperthermia-induced seizures caused by an Scn1a mutation.
Epilepsia. 2014 Oct;55(10):1558-67.

Ohmori I, Hayashi K, Wang H, Ouchida M, Fujita N, Inoue T, Michiue H, Nishiki T, Matsui H.
Inhalation of 10% carbon dioxide rapidly terminates Scn1a mutation-related hyperthermia-induced seizures.
Epilepsy Res. 2013 Jul;105(1-2):220-4.

Ohno Y, Ishihara S, Mashimo T, Sofue N, Shimizu S, Imaoku T, Tsurumi T, Sasa M, Serikawa T.
Scn1a missense mutation causes limbic hyperexcitability and vulnerability to experimental febrile seizures.
Neurobiol Dis. 41(2):261-269, 2011.

Hayashi K, Ueshima S, Ouchida M, Mashimo T, Nishiki T, Sendo T, Serikawa T, Matsui H, Ohmori I.
Therapy for hyperthermia-induced seizures in Scn1a mutant rats.
Epilepsia 52(5):1010-1017, 2011

Ohno Y, Sofue N, Ishihara S, Mashimo T, Sasa M, Serikawa T.
Scn1a missense mutation impairs GABA(A) receptor-mediated synaptic transmission in the rat hippocampus.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010 Sep 10;400(1):117-22.

Mashimo T, Ohmori I, Ouchida M, Ohno Y, Tsurumi T, Miki T, Wakamori M, Ishihara S, Yoshida T, Takizawa A, Kato M, Hirabayashi M, Sasa M, Mori Y, Serikawa T.
A missense mutation of the gene encoding voltage-dependent sodium channel (Nav1.1) confers susceptibility to febrile seizures in rats.
J Neurosci. 2010 Apr 21;30(16):5744-53.
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