Strain information
 NBRP Rat No: 0557  Strain name: LE.AR-EdnrbSl/Okkm  Commmon Name: LE.AR-sl Rat Genome Database
Principal Investigator:  Tohru Kimura  National Institute for Physiological Sciences       38 Nishigo-naka, Myodaiji, Okazaki    444-8585 Aichi     Japan
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Preservation Status:   Embryo        Sperm       Living Animals
Coat Color  black hooded
Inbred Generations  F10 (May 2008)
Usage Restrictions  In publishing, an acknowledgment to the DEPOSITOR is requested.
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 Ednrb: endothelin receptor type B
Origin AR rats (NBRP No.0556) were found a by Ikadai et al. at Institute for Animal Reproduction in 1973 (Ikadai, 1979). From 1997, backcross of AR rats onto Long Evans rats has started. After the 9th generation of backcrossing, it has been maintained by sib mating (F10 in May 2008). (Jul 7, 2009)
Strain characteristics This congenic strain is characterized by megacolon and white coat color with a small pigmented spot on the head as shown in AR rat (Ikadai, 1979). This congenic strain usually dies within 1-5 weeks of age, but some individuals can survive, which suggest that a Long Evans gene might rescue their phenotype. (Jul 7, 2009)
Breeding Conditions Homozygous sl rats die within 1-5 weeks of age. The sl mutation is maintained in heterozygous condition (closed colony). (Jul 7, 2009)
Genotyping Genotyping protocol for Ednrb
Additional strain information AR (Aganglionosis rat)