Strain Name:

CAST/EiJ

Stock Number:

000928

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Both CAST/EiJ and CASA/RkJ (Stock No. 000735) were derived from wild mice trapped in Thailand. Wild-derived mice are genetically distinct from common laboratory mice for a number of complex phenotypic characteristics and are valuable tools for genetic mapping, evolution and systematics research.

Description

Strain Information

Former Names Castaneus Eicher    (Changed: 15-DEC-04 )
Type Inbred Strain;
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Type Wild-Derived;
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Mating SystemSibling x Sibling         (Female x Male)   01-MAR-06
Breeding Considerations This strain is a challenging breeder.
SpeciesM. m. castaneus
GenerationF90pF108 (05-AUG-14)
Generation Definitions
Geographic OriginThailand

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Appearance
agouti
Related Genotype: A/A

Description
Both CAST/EiJ and CASA/RkJ (Stock No. 000735) were derived from wild mice trapped in Thailand. CAST is often combined with the common laboratory strains to generate F1 hybrids with high levels of heterozygosity for use in genetic mapping. Unlike the wild-derived strain SPRET, male F1 mice from a CAST cross are fertile.

Like CASA, CAST is resistant to flavivirus infection. The flavivirus family includes pathogens responsible for dengue, yellow fever and several forms of encephalitis. Most common laboratory mice are sensitive to flavivirus infection. Resistance/sensitivity is conferred through the oligoA synthase Oas1b locus. In a comparison of multiple strains, CASA and CAST exhibit reduced numbers of retinal ganglion cells as compared to common laboratory strains and other wild-derived strains.

Wild-derived mice are genetically distinct from common laboratory mice for a number of complex phenotypic characteristics and are valuable tools for genetic mapping, evolution and systematics research.

Development
The founders were trapped in a grain warehouse, in Thonburi, Thailand by Dr. Joseph T Marshall, and mice were sent to Dr. Vernon Chapman and Dr. Frank Ruddle at Yale University, and, from there, to Dr. Eva Eicher and Dr. Thomas Roderick at The Jackson Laboratory in 1971. Dr. Eicher's colony were maintained by inbreeding to generate CAST/Ei and Dr. Roderick's colony were maintained by inbreeding to generate CASA/Rk and CASB/Rk. (Roderick, 1982; Chapman and Ruddle, 1972.)

Related Strains

Strains carrying   Ahrd allele
000690   129P3/J
000648   AKR/J
008599   B6.Cg-Del(9Cyp1a2-Cyp1a1)1Dwn Ahrd Tg(CYP1A1,CYP1A2)1Dwn/DwnJ
002921   B6.D2N-Ahrd/J
000652   BDP/J
000671   DBA/2J
000674   I/LnJ
000675   LG/J
000676   LP/J
000684   NZB/BlNJ
000726   RBF/DnJ
000682   RF/J
000686   SJL/J
000688   ST/bJ
000689   SWR/J
000693   WC/ReJ KitlSl/J
000933   YBR/EiJ
View Strains carrying   Ahrd     (17 strains)

Strains carrying   Oas1bFlv-r allele
000735   CASA/RkJ
View Strains carrying   Oas1bFlv-r     (1 strain)

Strains carrying other alleles of Ahr
000645   A/HeJ
000646   A/J
002920   B6(D2N).Spretus-Ahrb-3/J
002831   B6.129-Ahrtm1Bra/J
000130   B6.C-H17c/(HW14)ByJ
000136   B6.C-H34c/(HW22)ByJ
000370   B6.C-H38c/(HW119)ByJ
002727   B6;129-Ahrtm1Bra/J
001026   BALB/cByJ
000653   BUB/BnJ
000659   C3H/HeJ
000663   C57BL/6By
001139   C57BL/6ByJ
000664   C57BL/6J
000662   C57BLKS/J
000667   C57BR/cdJ
000668   C57L/J
000669   C58/J
000926   CAROLI/EiJ
000656   CBA/J
000657   CE/J
000351   CXB1/ByJ
000352   CXB2/ByJ
000353   CXB3/ByJ
000354   CXB4/ByJ
000355   CXB5/ByJ
000356   CXB6/ByJ
000357   CXB7/ByJ
002937   D2.B6-Ahrb-1/J
000673   HRS/J
000677   MA/MyJ
000550   MOLF/EiJ
000679   P/J
000930   PERA/EiJ
000644   SEA/GnJ
000280   SF/CamEiJ
001146   SPRET/EiJ
006203   STOCK Ahrtm3.1Bra/J
View Strains carrying other alleles of Ahr     (38 strains)

Additional Web Information

JAX® NOTES, Winter 1994; 456. Differences between CASA/Rk and CAST/Ei.
JAX® NOTES, Winter 1995; 460. Wild-Derived Mice Strains - Tips on Their Care and Handling.
JAX® NOTES, Winter 2006; 504. JAX® Mice: the Gold Standard Just Got Better.
Mouse Phenome Database / SNP Facility
Sequence data is available from the Mouse Genomes Project at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Phenotype

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Phenotypic Data
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Research Applications
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Ahrd related

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Genes & Alleles

Gene & Allele Information provided by MGI

 
Allele Symbol Ahrd
Allele Name d variant
Allele Type Not Applicable
Common Name(s) Ahd; Ahk; AhRd; Ahhn; ah; in;
Gene Symbol and Name Ahr, aryl-hydrocarbon receptor
Chromosome 12
Gene Common Name(s) Ah; Ahh; Ahre; In; aromatic hydrocarbon responsiveness; aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase; bHLHe76; dioxin receptor; inflammatory reactivity;
General Note Compared with Ahrd/Ahrd mice, Ahrb/Ahrb individuals have a high inflammatory response to cutaneous application of dimethylbenzanthracene; a high susceptibility to methylcholanthrene- and benzopyrene-induced subcutaneous sarcomas and methylcholanthrene-induced lung tumors; an increased resistance to zoxazolamine-induced paralysis, lindane toxicity, and benzo[a]pyrene-induced aplastic anemia and leukemia; a high susceptibility to acetaminophen-induced hepatic necrosis and cataract formation; and an increased susceptibility to polycyclic hydrocarbon-induced birth defects, stillbirths, resorptions, decreased body weight, ovarian primordial oocyte depletion, and spermatozoal aberrations (J:5822). The Ahrballele is associated with increases in numerous metabolites of chemical carcinogens binding to DNA nucleotides (J:12156). The effectiveness of several mutagens for Salmonella in vitro is enhanced by presence of a liver fraction from Ahrb/Ahrb> mice treated with polycyclic hydrocarbons, but not from similarly treated Ahrd/Ahr mice (J:5564). In contrast, oral doses of benzopyrene cause a high rate of leukemia in Ahrd/Ahrd but not in Ahrd/Ahrd mice, probably because the carcinogenic metabolites produced in responsive Ahrb/Ahrd mice are rapidly degraded in the intestine and excreted in the feces (J:6074).

Strain of origin - this allele was found in DBA/2J, AKR/J, 129, SWR, RF, NZB strains

Molecular Note This allele encodes a 104 kDa receptor that is stabilized by molybdate and has an affinity for ligand 10-100 fold lower than that of the receptor produced by the C57BL/6J allele. PCR sequencing of cDNA revealed ten nucleotide differences between the coding sequences of the DBA/2J and C57BL/6J receptors. Five of the ten differences would cause amino acid changes. One of these, an apparent T to C transition replaces the opal termination codon in the C57BL/6J allele with an arginine codon in the DBA/2J allele. This change would extend translation of the DBA/2J mRNA by 43 amino acids, accounting for the larger size of the peptide produced by this allele (104 kDa vs 95 kDa for the C57BL/6J allele). A second T to C transition changes a leucine codon in the C57BL/6J allele to a proline codon in the DBA/2J allele, and would likely change secondary structure of the peptide and thus ligand affinity. [MGI Ref ID J:15153] [MGI Ref ID J:17460] [MGI Ref ID J:22144]
 
Allele Symbol Oas1bFlv-r
Allele Name flavivirus resistance
Allele Type Spontaneous
Common Name(s) Flvr;
Strain of Originvarious
Gene Symbol and Name Oas1b, 2'-5' oligoadenylate synthetase 1B
Chromosome 5
Gene Common Name(s) 2'-5' oligoadenylate synthetase 2; Flavivirus resistance; Flv; L1; Mmu-L1; Oias-2; Oias2; West Nile virus; Wnv; flavivirus resistance;
General Note The majority of mouse strains carry the susceptibility allele. Only the Det, BSVR, BRVR, CASA/RK, CAST/Ei, and PRI carry the resistance allele. The MOLD/Rk strain carried the allele for minor resistance.

Genbank ID for this allele: AF481734

Molecular Note This allele confers resistance to flavivirus infection. [MGI Ref ID J:77001]

Genotyping

Genotyping Information

Wild-derived inbred mouse strains are maintained through sibling (sister x brother) matings; no genotyping required.

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References

References provided by MGI

Selected Reference(s)

Petkov PM; Cassell MA; Sargent EE; Donnelly CJ; Robinson P; Crew V; Asquith S; Haar RV; Wiles MV. 2004. Development of a SNP genotyping panel for genetic monitoring of the laboratory mouse. Genomics 83(5):902-11. [PubMed: 15081119]  [MGI Ref ID J:89298]

Additional References

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Keane TM; Goodstadt L; Danecek P; White MA; Wong K; Yalcin B; Heger A; Agam A; Slater G; Goodson M; Furlotte NA; Eskin E; Nellaker C; Whitley H; Cleak J; Janowitz D; Hernandez-Pliego P; Edwards A; Belgard TG; Oliver PL; McIntyre RE; Bhomra A; Nicod J; Gan X; Yuan W; van der Weyden L; Steward CA; Bala S; Stalker J; Mott R; Durbin R; Jackson IJ; Czechanski A; Guerra-Assuncao JA; Donahue LR; Reinholdt LG; Payseur BA; Ponting CP; Birney E; Flint J; Adams DJ. 2011. Mouse genomic variation and its effect on phenotypes and gene regulation. Nature 477(7364):289-94. [PubMed: 21921910]  [MGI Ref ID J:177037]

Poland A; Glover E. 1990. Characterization and strain distribution pattern of the murine Ah receptor specified by the Ahd and Ahb-3 alleles. Mol Pharmacol 38(3):306-12. [PubMed: 2169579]  [MGI Ref ID J:34840]

Sangster MY; Heliams DB; MacKenzie JS; Shellam GR. 1993. Genetic studies of flavivirus resistance in inbred strains derived from wild mice: evidence for a new resistance allele at the flavivirus resistance locus (Flv). J Virol 67(1):340-7. [PubMed: 8380081]  [MGI Ref ID J:3674]

Smith BK; Andrews PK; West DB. 2000. Macronutrient diet selection in thirteen mouse strains. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 278(4):R797-805. [PubMed: 10749765]  [MGI Ref ID J:61602]

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Williams RW; Strom RC; Rice DS; Goldowitz D. 1996. Genetic and environmental control of variation in retinal ganglion cell number in mice. J Neurosci 16(22):7193-205. [PubMed: 8929428]  [MGI Ref ID J:37203]

Ahrd related

Benedict WF; Considine N; Nebert DW. 1973. Genetic differences in aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase induction and benzo(a)pyrene-produced tumorigenesis in the mouse. Mol Pharmacol 9(2):266-77. [PubMed: 4123113]  [MGI Ref ID J:84312]

Boobis AR; Nebert DW. 1976. Genetic differences in the metabolism of carcinogens and in the binding of benzo (a) pyrene metabolites to DNA. Adv Enzyme Regul 15:339-62. [PubMed: 1030186]  [MGI Ref ID J:12156]

Castro DJ; Lohr CV; Fischer KA; Pereira CB; Williams DE. 2008. Lymphoma and lung cancer in offspring born to pregnant mice dosed with dibenzo[a,l]pyrene: the importance of in utero vs. lactational exposure. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 233(3):454-8. [PubMed: 18848954]  [MGI Ref ID J:143604]

Chang C; Smith DR; Prasad VS; Sidman CL; Nebert DW; Puga A. 1993. Ten nucleotide differences, five of which cause amino acid changes, are associated with the Ah receptor locus polymorphism of C57BL/6 and DBA/2 mice. Pharmacogenetics 3(6):312-21. [PubMed: 8148872]  [MGI Ref ID J:17460]

Curran CP; Miller KA; Dalton TP; Vorhees CV; Miller ML; Shertzer HG; Nebert DW. 2006. Genetic differences in lethality of newborn mice treated in utero with coplanar versus non-coplanar hexabromobiphenyl. Toxicol Sci 89(2):454-64. [PubMed: 16291824]  [MGI Ref ID J:113285]

Felton JS; Nebert DW. 1975. Mutagenesis of certain activated carcinogens in vitro associated with genetically mediated increases in monooxygenase activity and cytochrome P 1-450. J Biol Chem 250(17):6769-78. [PubMed: 808546]  [MGI Ref ID J:5564]

Gielen JE; Goujon FM; Nebert DW. 1972. Genetic regulation of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase induction. II. Simple Mendelian expression in mouse tissues in vivo. J Biol Chem 247(4):1125-37. [PubMed: 4110756]  [MGI Ref ID J:84250]

Goujon FM; Nebert DW; Gielen JE. 1972. Genetic expression of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase induction. IV. Interaction of various compounds with different forms of cytochrome P-450 and the effect on benzo(a)pyrene metabolism in vitro. Mol Pharmacol 8(6):667-80. [PubMed: 4118365]  [MGI Ref ID J:84252]

Harper PA; Golas CL; Okey AB. 1991. Ah receptor in mice genetically nonresponsive for cytochrome P4501A1 induction: cytosolic Ah receptor, transformation to the nuclear binding state, and induction of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase by halogenated and nonhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons in embryonic tissues and cells. Mol Pharmacol 40(5):818-26. [PubMed: 1658612]  [MGI Ref ID J:2134]

Kerley-Hamilton JS; Trask HW; Ridley CJ; Dufour E; Lesseur C; Ringelberg CS; Moodie KL; Shipman SL; Korc M; Gui J; Shworak NW; Tomlinson CR. 2012. Inherent and benzo[a]pyrene-induced differential aryl hydrocarbon receptor signaling greatly affects life span, atherosclerosis, cardiac gene expression, and body and heart growth in mice. Toxicol Sci 126(2):391-404. [PubMed: 22228805]  [MGI Ref ID J:183715]

Kouri RE; Rude TH; Joglekar R; Dansette PM; Jerina DM; Atlas SA; Owens IS; Nebert DW. 1978. 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin as cocarcinogen causing 3-methylcholanthrene-initiated subcutaneous tumors in mice genetically 'nonresponsive' at Ah locus. Cancer Res 38(9):2777-83. [PubMed: 679184]  [MGI Ref ID J:84318]

Levova K; Moserova M; Nebert DW; Phillips DH; Frei E; Schmeiser HH; Arlt VM; Stiborova M. 2012. NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase expression in Cyp1a-knockout and CYP1A-humanized mouse lines and its effect on bioactivation of the carcinogen aristolochic acid I. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 265(3):360-7. [PubMed: 22982977]  [MGI Ref ID J:192865]

Lew BJ; Manickam R; Lawrence BP. 2011. Activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor during pregnancy in the mouse alters mammary development through direct effects on stromal and epithelial tissues. Biol Reprod 84(6):1094-102. [PubMed: 21270426]  [MGI Ref ID J:173706]

Moriguchi T; Motohashi H; Hosoya T; Nakajima O; Takahashi S; Ohsako S; Aoki Y; Nishimura N; Tohyama C; Fujii-Kuriyama Y; Yamamoto M. 2003. Distinct response to dioxin in an arylhydrocarbon receptor (AHR)-humanized mouse. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100(10):5652-7. [PubMed: 12730383]  [MGI Ref ID J:132380]

Nebert DW; Atlas SA; Guenthner TM; Kouri RE. 1978. The Ah locus: genetic regulation of the enzymes which metabolize polycyclic hydrocarbons and the risk of cancer. In: Polycyclic Hydrocarbons and Cancer: Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Environment. Academic Press, New York.  [MGI Ref ID J:30693]

Nebert DW; Considine N; Owens IS. 1973. Genetic expression of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase induction. VI. Control of other aromatic hydrocarbon-inducible mono-oxygenase activities at or near the same genetic locus. Arch Biochem Biophys 157(1):148-59. [PubMed: 4716952]  [MGI Ref ID J:84313]

Nebert DW; Gelboin HV. 1969. The in vivo and in vitro induction of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase in mammalian cells of different species, tissues, strains, and developmental and hormonal states. Arch Biochem Biophys 134(1):76-89. [PubMed: 4981257]  [MGI Ref ID J:84248]

Nebert DW; Gielen JE. 1972. Genetic regulation of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase induction in the mouse. Fed Proc 31(4):1315-25. [PubMed: 4114109]  [MGI Ref ID J:5282]

Nebert DW; Gielen JE; Goujon FM. 1972. Genetic expression of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase induction. 3. Changes in the binding of n-octylamine to cytochrome P-450. Mol Pharmacol 8(6):651-66. [PubMed: 4118364]  [MGI Ref ID J:84251]

Nebert DW; Goujon FM; Gielen JE. 1972. Aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase induction by polycyclic hydrocarbons: simple autosomal dominant trait in the mouse. Nat New Biol 236(65):107-10. [PubMed: 4502804]  [MGI Ref ID J:84249]

Nebert DW; Jensen NM. 1979. Benzo[a]pyrene-initiated leukemia in mice. Association with allelic differences at the Ah locus. Biochem Pharmacol 28(1):149-51. [PubMed: 758905]  [MGI Ref ID J:6074]

Nebert DW; Jensen NM; Shinozuka H; Kunz HW; Gill TJ 3rd. 1982. The Ah phenotype. Survey of forty-eight rat strains and twenty inbred mouse strains. Genetics 100(1):79-87. [PubMed: 7095422]  [MGI Ref ID J:6809]

Nebert DW; Kon H. 1973. Genetic regulation of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase induction. V. Specific changes in spin state of cytochrome P 450 from genetically responsive animals. J Biol Chem 248(1):169-78. [PubMed: 4348203]  [MGI Ref ID J:84311]

Nebert DW; Robinson JR; Niwa A; Kumaki K; Poland AP. 1975. Genetic expression of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase activity in the mouse. J Cell Physiol 85(2 Pt 2 Suppl 1):393-414. [PubMed: 1091656]  [MGI Ref ID J:84317]

Niwa A; Kumaki K; Nebert DW; Poland AP. 1975. Genetic expression of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase activity in the mouse. Distinction between the 'responsive' homozygote and heterozygote at the Ah locus. Arch Biochem Biophys 166(2):559-64. [PubMed: 1119809]  [MGI Ref ID J:84316]

Oesch F; Morris N; Daly JW. 1973. Genetic expression of the induction of epoxide hydrase and aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase activities in the mouse by phenobarbital or 3-methylcholanthrene. Mol Pharmacol 9(5):629-6. [PubMed: 4788156]  [MGI Ref ID J:25852]

Okey AB; Vella LM; Harper PA. 1989. Detection and characterization of a low affinity form of cytosolic Ah receptor in livers of mice nonresponsive to induction of cytochrome P1-450 by 3-methylcholanthrene. Mol Pharmacol 35(6):823-30. [PubMed: 2543914]  [MGI Ref ID J:27899]

Poel WE; Stanton D; Peters E; Wade HO. 1958. Comparative susceptibilities of seven inbred strains of mice to qualified applications of 3, 4-benzpyrene Proc Am Assoc Cancer Res 2:335.  [MGI Ref ID J:84245]

Poland A; Bradfield C. 1992. A brief review of the Ah locus. Tohoku J Exp Med 168(2):83-7. [PubMed: 1339107]  [MGI Ref ID J:12546]

Poland A; Glover E. 1990. Characterization and strain distribution pattern of the murine Ah receptor specified by the Ahd and Ahb-3 alleles. Mol Pharmacol 38(3):306-12. [PubMed: 2169579]  [MGI Ref ID J:34840]

Poland A; Glover E; Kende AS. 1976. Stereospecific, high affinity binding of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin by hepatic cytosol. Evidence that the binding species is receptor for induction of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase. J Biol Chem 251(16):4936-46. [PubMed: 956169]  [MGI Ref ID J:84247]

Poland A; Glover E; Taylor BA. 1987. The murine Ah locus: a new allele and mapping to chromosome 12. Mol Pharmacol 32(4):471-8. [PubMed: 2823093]  [MGI Ref ID J:8895]

Poland A; Palen D; Glover E. 1994. Analysis of the four alleles of the murine aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Mol Pharmacol 46(5):915-21. [PubMed: 7969080]  [MGI Ref ID J:22144]

Poland A; Teitelbaum P; Glover E; Kende A. 1989. Stimulation of in vivo hepatic uptake and in vitro hepatic binding of [125I]2-lodo-3,7,8-trichlorodibenzo-p-dioxin by the administration of agonist for the Ah receptor. Mol Pharmacol 36(1):121-7. [PubMed: 2546046]  [MGI Ref ID J:126377]

Poland AP; Glover E; Robinson JR; Nebert DW. 1974. Genetic expression of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase activity. Induction of monooxygenase activities and cytochrome P1-450 formation by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in mice genetically 'nonresponsive' to other aromatic hydrocarbons. J Biol Chem 249(17):5599-606. [PubMed: 4370044]  [MGI Ref ID J:84314]

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Schmid FA; Demetriades MS; Schabel FM 3rd; Tarnowski GS. 1967. Toxicity of several cancerigenic polycyclic hydrocarbons and other agents in AKR and C57BL-6 mice. Cancer Res 27(3):563-7. [PubMed: 6021514]  [MGI Ref ID J:84246]

Schmid FA; Elmer I; Tarnowski GS. 1969. Genetic determination of differential inflammatory reactivity and subcutaneous tumor susceptibility of AKR-J and C57BL-6J mice to 7,12-dimethylbenz- [a]anthracene. Cancer Res 29(8):1585-9. [PubMed: 5807232]  [MGI Ref ID J:34134]

Schmid FA; Pena RC; Robinson W; Tarnowski GS. 1967. Toxicity of intraperitoneal injections of 7, 12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene in inbred mice. Cancer Res 27(3):558-62. [PubMed: 6021513]  [MGI Ref ID J:26440]

Schmidt JV; Carver LA; Bradfield CA. 1993. Molecular characterization of the murine Ahr gene. Organization, promoter analysis, and chromosomal assignment. J Biol Chem 268(29):22203-9. [PubMed: 8408082]  [MGI Ref ID J:15153]

Shi Z; Chen Y; Dong H; Amos-Kroohs RM; Nebert DW. 2008. Generation of a 'humanized' hCYP1A1_1A2_Cyp1a1/1a2(-/-)_Ahrd mouse line harboring the poor-affinity aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 376(4):775-80. [PubMed: 18814841]  [MGI Ref ID J:141523]

Shivanna B; Zhang W; Jiang W; Welty SE; Couroucli XI; Wang L; Moorthy B. 2013. Functional deficiency of aryl hydrocarbon receptor augments oxygen toxicity-induced alveolar simplification in newborn mice. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 267(3):209-17. [PubMed: 23337360]  [MGI Ref ID J:193493]

Simonian PL; Wehrmann F; Roark CL; Born WK; O'Brien RL; Fontenot AP. 2010. gammadelta T cells protect against lung fibrosis via IL-22. J Exp Med 207(10):2239-53. [PubMed: 20855496]  [MGI Ref ID J:165803]

Smith AG; Clothier B; Robinson S; Scullion MJ; Carthew P; Edwards R; Luo J; Lim CK; Toledano M. 1998. Interaction between iron metabolism and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in mice with variants of the Ahr gene: a hepatic oxidative mechanism. Mol Pharmacol 53(1):52-61. [PubMed: 9443932]  [MGI Ref ID J:45850]

Stiborova M; Levova K; Barta F; Shi Z; Frei E; Schmeiser HH; Nebert DW; Phillips DH; Arlt VM. 2012. Bioactivation versus detoxication of the urothelial carcinogen aristolochic acid I by human cytochrome P450 1A1 and 1A2. Toxicol Sci 125(2):345-58. [PubMed: 22086975]  [MGI Ref ID J:183662]

Tanos R; Murray IA; Smith PB; Patterson A; Perdew GH. 2012. Role of the ah receptor in homeostatic control of Fatty Acid synthesis in the liver. Toxicol Sci 129(2):372-9. [PubMed: 22696238]  [MGI Ref ID J:188164]

Taylor BA. 1971. Strain distribution and linkage tests of 7,12-dimethylbenzanthracene (DMBA) inflammatory response in mice. Life Sci I 10(19):1127-34. [PubMed: 5132702]  [MGI Ref ID J:5244]

Thomas PE; Hutton JJ; Taylor BA. 1973. Genetic relationship between aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase inducibility and chemical carcinogen induced skin ulceration in mice. Genetics 74(4):655-9. [PubMed: 4750810]  [MGI Ref ID J:5387]

Thomas PE; Kouri RE; Hutton JJ. 1972. The genetics of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase induction in mice: a single gene difference between C57BL-6J and DBA-2J. Biochem Genet 6(2):157-68. [PubMed: 4666754]  [MGI Ref ID J:31977]

Thorgeirsson SS; Nebert DW. 1977. The Ah locus and the metabolism of chemical carcinogens and other foreign compounds. Adv Cancer Res 25:149-93. [PubMed: 405846]  [MGI Ref ID J:5822]

Walisser JA; Bunger MK; Glover E; Bradfield CA. 2004. Gestational exposure of Ahr and Arnt hypomorphs to dioxin rescues vascular development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101(47):16677-82. [PubMed: 15545609]  [MGI Ref ID J:94465]

Yeager RL; Reisman SA; Aleksunes LM; Klaassen CD. 2009. Introducing the 'TCDD-inducible AhR-Nrf2 gene battery'. Toxicol Sci 111(2):238-46. [PubMed: 19474220]  [MGI Ref ID J:154083]

Yu Z; Mahadevan B; Lohr CV; Fischer KA; Louderback MA; Krueger SK; Pereira CB; Albershardt DJ; Baird WM; Bailey GS; Williams DE. 2006. Indole-3-carbinol in the maternal diet provides chemoprotection for the fetus against transplacental carcinogenesis by the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon dibenzo[a,l]pyrene. Carcinogenesis 27(10):2116-23. [PubMed: 16704990]  [MGI Ref ID J:113356]

Zhou Y; Tung HY; Tsai YM; Hsu SC; Chang HW; Kawasaki H; Tseng HC; Plunkett B; Gao P; Hung CH; Vonakis BM; Huang SK. 2013. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor controls murine mast cell homeostasis. Blood 121(16):3195-204. [PubMed: 23462117]  [MGI Ref ID J:197552]

Oas1bFlv-r related

Bhatt PN; Jacoby RO. 1976. Genetic resistance to lethal flavivrus encephalitis. II. Effect of immunosuppression. J Infect Dis 134(2):166-73. [PubMed: 787445]  [MGI Ref ID J:5691]

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Darnell MB; Koprowski H; Lagerspetz K. 1974. Genetically determined resistance to infection with group B arboviruses. I. Distribution of the resistance gene among various mouse populations and characteristics of gene expression in vivo. J Infect Dis 129(3):240-7. [PubMed: 4816304]  [MGI Ref ID J:5424]

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Room Number           AX1

Colony Maintenance

Mating SystemSibling x Sibling         (Female x Male)   01-MAR-06
Breeding Considerations This strain is a challenging breeder.
Diet Information LabDiet® 5K54

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Weeks of AgePrice per mouse (US dollars $)Gender
4 weeks $99.65Female or Male  
5 weeks $99.65Female or Male  
6 weeks $102.35Female or Male  
7 weeks $105.05Female or Male  
8 weeks $107.75Female or Male  
9 weeks $110.50Female  
10 weeks $113.20Female  
11 weeks $115.90Female  
12 weeks $118.60Female  
13 weeks $121.30Female  

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5 weeks $129.60Female or Male  
6 weeks $133.10Female or Male  
7 weeks $136.60Female or Male  
8 weeks $140.10Female or Male  
9 weeks $143.70Female  
10 weeks $147.20Female  
11 weeks $150.70Female  
12 weeks $154.20Female  
13 weeks $157.70Female  

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  • Shipped at a specific age in weeks. Retired breeders are also available.
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