Strain Name:

B6.129S7-Chrna7tm1Bay/J

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003232

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These alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor knockout mice may be useful in studying the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway; including inflammatory neurotoxicity in stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis and Alzheimer's disease, as well as neuropsychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia.

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Strain Information

Type Congenic; Mutant Strain; Targeted Mutation;
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Mating SystemHeterozygote x Homozygote         (Female x Male)   27-APR-10
Specieslaboratory mouse
Background Strain C57BL/6
Donor Strain 129S7 via ABI 2.1 ES cell line
GenerationN8N1F5 (24-MAR-11)
Generation Definitions
 
Donating InvestigatorDr. Arthur Beaudet,   Baylor College of Medicine

Description
Mice homozygous for the alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor null allele (α7 nAChR- or α7-) are viable and fertile. Neuropathological and histochemical assessment of brains from α7 nAChR knockout mice reveal no abnormalities. High-affinity nicotine binding sites are present but there is an absence of high-affinity [I-125] alpha-bungarotoxin sites. Homozygotes lack rapidly desensitizing, methyllycaconitine-sensitive, nicotinic currents that are present in hippocampal neurons.

Development
A null mutation of the alpha7 subunit was prepared by deleting the last three exons (8-10) of the Chrna7 gene. Mice deficient in the alpha 7 subunit were generated by introducing a 7 kb deletion into ES cells. The strain originated on a mixed 129/SvEv and C57BL/6 background. The donating investigator backcrossed these mice to C57BL/6 for approximately eight generations ("N8F8") prior to sending to The Jackson Laboratory.

A 32 SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) panel analysis, with 27 markers covering all 19 chromosomes and the X chromosome, as well as 5 markers that distinguish between the C57BL/6J and C57BL/6N substrains, was performed on the rederived living colony at The Jackson Laboratory Repository. While the 27 markers throughout the genome suggested a C57BL/6 genetic background, 1 of 5 markers that determine C57BL/6J from C57BL/6N were found to be segregating. These data suggest the mice sent to The Jackson Laboratory Repository were on a mixed genetic background.

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   000664 C57BL/6J
 
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Phenotype

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Chrna7tm1Bay/Chrna7tm1Bay

        B6.129S7-Chrna7tm1Bay/J
  • reproductive system phenotype
  • *normal* reproductive system phenotype
    • female homozygotes have normal ovaries and enter puberty at the expected age, with no significant differences in the onset of vaginal opening or cornification relative to wild-type or heterozygous control females   (MGI Ref ID J:92540)
    • male homozygotes are fertile and exhibit an apparently normal mating behavior   (MGI Ref ID J:92540)
    • testicular weight, total sperm number, and sperm morphology appear normal   (MGI Ref ID J:115434)
    • asthenozoospermia
      • mutant sperm initially appear to swim normally but fail to maintain progressive forward motility   (MGI Ref ID J:115434)
      • only few mutant sperm retain rapid swimming velocities and display hyperactivated swimming patterns following in vitro capacitation   (MGI Ref ID J:115434)
      • many nonmotile sperm exhibit a quivering head and midpiece but no forward movement, confirming that cells are alive   (MGI Ref ID J:115434)
      • however, no significant differences in sperm viability, senescence rate or spontaneous acrosome reaction rate are observed between mutant and wild-type sperm before and after capacitation   (MGI Ref ID J:115434)
    • decreased litter size
      • litters born to homozygous mutant females are significantly smaller than those born to heterozygous females regardless of the male genotype   (MGI Ref ID J:92540)
    • prolonged estrous cycle
      • female homozygotes show asynchronous, prolonged estrous cycles, with an average cycle length of 7.1 0.68 days relative to wild-type and heterozygous females (4.3 0.19 and 4.3 0.10 days, respectively)   (MGI Ref ID J:92540)
      • the extent of asynchrony is variable within the mutant female population, but for a given animal, the average cycle length tends to remain stable at young mature ages (4-6 months) and middle ages (10-14 months)   (MGI Ref ID J:92540)
      • all female homozygotes eventually complete an estrous cycle, and may achieve pregnancy but with a smaller number of surviving pups   (MGI Ref ID J:92540)
    • reduced female fertility
      • the number of live births is significantly less from matings of female homozygotes with either heterozygous (4.5 2.12) or homozygous (3.7 0.53) mutant males in comparison to matings of heterozygous females and males (7.34 0.04) and matings of heterozygous females and homozygous mutant males (7.1 0.40)   (MGI Ref ID J:92540)

The following phenotype information is associated with a similar, but not exact match to this JAX® Mice strain.

Chrna7tm1Bay/Chrna7tm1Bay

        involves: 129S7/SvEvBrd * C57BL/6J
  • nervous system phenotype
  • *normal* nervous system phenotype
    • homozygotes display normal growth, survival, gait, and anatomy and show no developmental abnormalities in the nervous system   (MGI Ref ID J:44288)
    • abnormal brain morphology
      • homozygotes lack high-affinity [125I]alpha-bungarotoxin binding sites   (MGI Ref ID J:44288)
      • however, autoradiography with [3H]nicotine revealed normal levels of high-affinity nicotine binding   (MGI Ref ID J:44288)
    • abnormal nicotine-mediated receptor currents
      • hippocampal neurons from mutant mice do not exhibit rapidly desensitizing, methyllycaconitine-sensitive nicotinic currents   (MGI Ref ID J:44288)
  • reproductive system phenotype
  • reduced fertility
    • homozygotes do not breed well   (MGI Ref ID J:44288)
  • hematopoietic system phenotype
  • abnormal myeloblast morphology/development
    • fewer myeloblasts and metamyeloblasts in bone marrow   (MGI Ref ID J:140280)
  • decreased erythroblast number
    • fewer erythroblasts and pro-normoblasts found in bone marrow   (MGI Ref ID J:140280)
  • decreased neutrophil cell number
    • fewer band neutrophils in bone marrow   (MGI Ref ID J:140280)
  • increased lymphocyte cell number
    • increased lymphocytes in bone marrow   (MGI Ref ID J:140280)
  • immune system phenotype
  • decreased neutrophil cell number
    • fewer band neutrophils in bone marrow   (MGI Ref ID J:140280)
  • increased lymphocyte cell number
    • increased lymphocytes in bone marrow   (MGI Ref ID J:140280)

Chrna7tm1Bay/Chrna7tm1Bay

        B6.Cg-Chrna7tm1Bay
  • behavior/neurological phenotype
  • *normal* behavior/neurological phenotype
    • homozygotes exhibit normal base-line learning and memory performance, and normal sensorimotor gating relative to wild-type   (MGI Ref ID J:51149)
    • also, homozygotes are behaviorally similar to wild-type mice in a wide variety of behavioral tests   (MGI Ref ID J:51149)
    • significant gender differences are noted in several tests; however, there is no evidence suggesting that these gender differences are genotype-specific   (MGI Ref ID J:51149)
    • abnormal seizure response to pharmacological agent
      • homozygotes and wild-type mice display a similar dose-response curve for nicotine-elicited clonic-tonic seizures   (MGI Ref ID J:74703)
      • neither cholinergic compensatory mechanisms nor alterations in binding levels or affinity for nicotinic ligands, such as epibatidine or nicotine, can account for the retained sensitivity to the convulsant effects of nicotine   (MGI Ref ID J:74703)
    • abnormal spatial learning
      • homozygotes locate the hidden platform in the Morris water task significantly faster than wild-type; however, this is a subtle difference and is not supported by the distance traveled data   (MGI Ref ID J:51149)
      • also, homozygotes and wild-type mice show a comparable search behavior during the probe trials   (MGI Ref ID J:51149)
    • decreased anxiety-related response
      • homozygotes spend a significantly greater proportion of their total distance traveled in the open field in the center of the arena relative to wild-type   (MGI Ref ID J:51149)
      • however, this difference in altered anxiety-related behavioral response is not corroborated by the light<->dark exploration test   (MGI Ref ID J:51149)
  • immune system phenotype
  • abnormal interleukin level
    • endotoxemic homozygotes produce significantly higher levels of IL-1 and IL-6   (MGI Ref ID J:89610)
  • abnormal tumor necrosis factor level
    • following endotoxin administration, homozygotes show significantly higher levels of serum TNF levels as well as higher TNF production in the liver and spleen relative to wild-type   (MGI Ref ID J:89610)
    • mutant macrophages are refractory to cholinergic agonists and generate TNF normally in the presence of nicotine or acetylcholine   (MGI Ref ID J:89610)
    • electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve inhibits endotoxin-induced serum TNF levels in wild-type mice, but fails to reduce serum TNF levels in endotoxemic homozygotes   (MGI Ref ID J:89610)
  • nervous system phenotype
  • abnormal seizure response to pharmacological agent
    • homozygotes and wild-type mice display a similar dose-response curve for nicotine-elicited clonic-tonic seizures   (MGI Ref ID J:74703)
    • neither cholinergic compensatory mechanisms nor alterations in binding levels or affinity for nicotinic ligands, such as epibatidine or nicotine, can account for the retained sensitivity to the convulsant effects of nicotine   (MGI Ref ID J:74703)
  • homeostasis/metabolism phenotype
  • abnormal interleukin level
    • endotoxemic homozygotes produce significantly higher levels of IL-1 and IL-6   (MGI Ref ID J:89610)
  • abnormal tumor necrosis factor level
    • following endotoxin administration, homozygotes show significantly higher levels of serum TNF levels as well as higher TNF production in the liver and spleen relative to wild-type   (MGI Ref ID J:89610)
    • mutant macrophages are refractory to cholinergic agonists and generate TNF normally in the presence of nicotine or acetylcholine   (MGI Ref ID J:89610)
    • electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve inhibits endotoxin-induced serum TNF levels in wild-type mice, but fails to reduce serum TNF levels in endotoxemic homozygotes   (MGI Ref ID J:89610)

Chrna7tm1Bay/Chrna7tm1Bay

        involves: 129S7/SvEvBrd * C57BL/6
  • respiratory system phenotype
  • abnormal airway basal cell differentiation
    • after polidocanol-induced acute injury, 8-wk old mutant mice display delayed regeneration of the tracheal epithelium with a transient hyperplasia of basal cells observed on days 4 and 6, but not on day 8, after injury   (MGI Ref ID J:154705)
  • airway basal cell hyperplasia
    • at 1 year of age, the % of 1-2 layers of basal cells in the tracheal epithelium is reduced whereas the % of 3-4 layers of basal cells in increased by 3.8-fold relative to that in wild-type controls   (MGI Ref ID J:154705)
  • cellular phenotype
  • abnormal airway basal cell differentiation
    • after polidocanol-induced acute injury, 8-wk old mutant mice display delayed regeneration of the tracheal epithelium with a transient hyperplasia of basal cells observed on days 4 and 6, but not on day 8, after injury   (MGI Ref ID J:154705)
  • immune system phenotype
  • *normal* immune system phenotype
    • IgM levels of preimmune serum are little altered from control levels   (MGI Ref ID J:103908)
    • decreased immunoglobulin level
      • significantly reduced preimmune serum Ig levels   (MGI Ref ID J:103908)
      • decreased IgG level   (MGI Ref ID J:103908)
  • hematopoietic system phenotype
  • decreased immunoglobulin level
    • significantly reduced preimmune serum Ig levels   (MGI Ref ID J:103908)
    • decreased IgG level   (MGI Ref ID J:103908)
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Genes & Alleles

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Allele Symbol Chrna7tm1Bay
Allele Name targeted mutation 1, Baylor College of Medicine
Allele Type Targeted (knock-out)
Common Name(s) Acralpha7 -; Chrna7Baytm1; alpha7; alpha7 NNR -;
Mutation Made ByDr. Arthur Beaudet,   Baylor College of Medicine
Strain of Origin129S7/SvEvBrd-Hprt
ES Cell Line NameAB2.1
ES Cell Line Strain129S7/SvEvBrd-Hprt
Gene Symbol and Name Chrna7, cholinergic receptor, nicotinic, alpha polypeptide 7
Chromosome 7
Gene Common Name(s) Acra7; BTX; CHRNA7-2; NACHRA7; NARAD; acetylcholine receptor alpha 7 neural; alpha7; alpha7 nicotinic receptor; alpha7-nAChR;
Molecular Note A 7 kb genomic fragment containing exons 8-10 was replaced with a neomycin selection cassette. The deleted sequences encode the second through the fourth transmembrane domains and the cytoplasmic loop. Northern blot analysis on brain samples derived from homozygous mice demonstrated that no detectable transcript was produced from this allele. Western blot analysis on brain extracts derived from homozygous mice also confirmed that no detectable protein was made from this allele. [MGI Ref ID J:122939] [MGI Ref ID J:44288]

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References

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Selected Reference(s)

Orr-Urtreger A; Goldner FM; Saeki M; Lorenzo I; Goldberg L; De Biasi M ; Dani JA ; Patrick JW ; Beaudet AL. 1997. Mice deficient in the alpha7 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor lack alpha-bungarotoxin binding sites and hippocampal fast nicotinic currents. J Neurosci 17(23):9165-71. [PubMed: 9364063]  [MGI Ref ID J:44288]

Additional References

Wang H; Yu M; Ochani M; Amella CA; Tanovic M; Susarla S; Li JH; Wang H; Yang H; Ulloa L; Al-Abed Y; Czura CJ; Tracey KJ. 2003. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor alpha7 subunit is an essential regulator of inflammation. Nature 421(6921):384-8. [PubMed: 12508119]  [MGI Ref ID J:89610]

Chrna7tm1Bay related

Adams CE; Yonchek JC; Schulz KM; Graw SL; Stitzel J; Teschke PU; Stevens KE. 2012. Reduced Chrna7 expression in mice is associated with decreases in hippocampal markers of inhibitory function: implications for neuropsychiatric diseases. Neuroscience 207:274-82. [PubMed: 22314319]  [MGI Ref ID J:184625]

Adams CE; Yonchek JC; Zheng L; Collins AC; Stevens KE. 2008. Altered hippocampal circuit function in C3H alpha7 null mutant heterozygous mice. Brain Res 1194:138-45. [PubMed: 18199426]  [MGI Ref ID J:131902]

Alsharari SD; Freitas K; Damaj MI. 2013. Functional role of alpha7 nicotinic receptor in chronic neuropathic and inflammatory pain: Studies in transgenic mice. Biochem Pharmacol 86(8):1201-7. [PubMed: 23811428]  [MGI Ref ID J:201682]

An MC; Lin W; Yang J; Dominguez B; Padgett D; Sugiura Y; Aryal P; Gould TW; Oppenheim RW; Hester ME; Kaspar BK; Ko CP; Lee KF. 2010. Acetylcholine negatively regulates development of the neuromuscular junction through distinct cellular mechanisms. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(23):10702-7. [PubMed: 20498043]  [MGI Ref ID J:161300]

Arredondo J; Nguyen VT; Chernyavsky AI; Bercovich D; Orr-Urtreger A; Kummer W; Lips K; Vetter DE; Grando SA. 2002. Central role of alpha7 nicotinic receptor in differentiation of the stratified squamous epithelium. J Cell Biol 159(2):325-36. [PubMed: 12391028]  [MGI Ref ID J:149058]

Barkis WB; Ford KJ; Feller MB. 2010. Non-cell-autonomous factor induces the transition from excitatory to inhibitory GABA signaling in retina independent of activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(51):22302-7. [PubMed: 21135238]  [MGI Ref ID J:167297]

Bitner RS; Nikkel AL; Markosyan S; Otte S; Puttfarcken P; Gopalakrishnan M. 2009. Selective alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor activation regulates glycogen synthase kinase3beta and decreases tau phosphorylation in vivo. Brain Res 1265:65-74. [PubMed: 19230830]  [MGI Ref ID J:148203]

Bray C; Son JH; Kumar P; Meizel S. 2005. Mice deficient in CHRNA7, a subunit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, produce sperm with impaired motility. Biol Reprod 73(4):807-14. [PubMed: 15944242]  [MGI Ref ID J:115434]

Brown KL; Comalli DM; De Biasi M; Woodruff-Pak DS. 2010. Trace eyeblink conditioning is impaired in alpha7 but not in beta2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor knockout mice. Front Behav Neurosci 4:166. [PubMed: 20976039]  [MGI Ref ID J:180417]

Caffery PM; Krishnaswamy A; Sanders T; Liu J; Hartlaub H; Klysik J; Cooper E; Hawrot E. 2009. Engineering neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors with functional sensitivity to alpha-bungarotoxin: a novel alpha3-knock-in mouse. Eur J Neurosci 30(11):2064-76. [PubMed: 20128845]  [MGI Ref ID J:157611]

Campbell NR; Fernandes CC; Halff AW; Berg DK. 2010. Endogenous signaling through alpha7-containing nicotinic receptors promotes maturation and integration of adult-born neurons in the hippocampus. J Neurosci 30(26):8734-44. [PubMed: 20592195]  [MGI Ref ID J:161848]

Chi F; Wang L; Zheng X; Wu CH; Jong A; Sheard MA; Shi W; Huang SH. 2011. Meningitic Escherichia coli K1 penetration and neutrophil transmigration across the blood-brain barrier are modulated by alpha7 nicotinic receptor. PLoS One 6(9):e25016. [PubMed: 21966399]  [MGI Ref ID J:177659]

David R; Ciuraszkiewicz A; Simeone X; Orr-Urtreger A; Papke RL; McIntosh JM; Huck S; Scholze P. 2010. Biochemical and functional properties of distinct nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the superior cervical ganglion of mice with targeted deletions of nAChR subunit genes. Eur J Neurosci 31(6):978-93. [PubMed: 20377613]  [MGI Ref ID J:159607]

Davis JA; Gould TJ. 2007. beta2 subunit-containing nicotinic receptors mediate the enhancing effect of nicotine on trace cued fear conditioning in C57BL/6 mice. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 190(3):343-52. [PubMed: 17136517]  [MGI Ref ID J:136471]

Dziewczapolski G; Glogowski CM; Masliah E; Heinemann SF. 2009. Deletion of the alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene improves cognitive deficits and synaptic pathology in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. J Neurosci 29(27):8805-15. [PubMed: 19587288]  [MGI Ref ID J:151080]

Egea J; Rosa AO; Sobrado M; Gandia L; Lopez MG; Garcia AG. 2007. Neuroprotection afforded by nicotine against oxygen and glucose deprivation in hippocampal slices is lost in alpha7 nicotinic receptor knockout mice. Neuroscience 145(3):866-72. [PubMed: 17291692]  [MGI Ref ID J:121645]

Fernandes C; Hoyle E; Dempster E; Schalkwyk LC; Collier DA. 2006. Performance deficit of alpha7 nicotinic receptor knockout mice in a delayed matching-to-place task suggests a mild impairment of working/episodic-like memory. Genes Brain Behav 5(6):433-40. [PubMed: 16923147]  [MGI Ref ID J:123663]

Franceschini D; Orr-Urtreger A; Yu W; Mackey LY; Bond RA; Armstrong D; Patrick JW; Beaudet AL; De Biasi M. 2000. Altered baroreflex responses in alpha7 deficient mice. Behav Brain Res 113(1-2):3-10. [PubMed: 10942027]  [MGI Ref ID J:96657]

Franceschini D; Paylor R; Broide R; Salas R; Bassetto L; Gotti C; De Biasi M. 2002. Absence of alpha7-containing neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors does not prevent nicotine-induced seizures. Brain Res Mol Brain Res 98(1-2):29-40. [PubMed: 11834293]  [MGI Ref ID J:74703]

Fujii YX; Fujigaya H; Moriwaki Y; Misawa H; Kasahara T; Grando SA; Kawashima K. 2007. Enhanced serum antigen-specific IgG1 and proinflammatory cytokine production in nicotinic acetylcholine receptor alpha7 subunit gene knockout mice. J Neuroimmunol 189(1-2):69-74. [PubMed: 17675251]  [MGI Ref ID J:128969]

Gahring LC; Enioutina EY; Myers EJ; Spangrude GJ; Efimova OV; Kelley TW; Tvrdik P; Capecchi MR; Rogers SW. 2013. Nicotinic receptor alpha7 expression identifies a novel hematopoietic progenitor lineage. PLoS One 8(3):e57481. [PubMed: 23469197]  [MGI Ref ID J:199854]

Grabus SD; Martin BR; Imad Damaj M. 2005. Nicotine physical dependence in the mouse: involvement of the alpha7 nicotinic receptor subtype. Eur J Pharmacol 515(1-3):90-3. [PubMed: 15896732]  [MGI Ref ID J:101876]

Grady SR ; Moretti M ; Zoli M ; Marks MJ ; Zanardi A ; Pucci L ; Clementi F ; Gotti C. 2009. Rodent habenulo-interpeduncular pathway expresses a large variety of uncommon nAChR subtypes, but only the alpha3beta4* and alpha3beta3beta4* subtypes mediate acetylcholine release. J Neurosci 29(7):2272-82. [PubMed: 19228980]  [MGI Ref ID J:146586]

Griguoli M; Cellot G; Cherubini E. 2013. In hippocampal oriens interneurons anti-Hebbian long-term potentiation requires cholinergic signaling via alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. J Neurosci 33(3):1044-9. [PubMed: 23325242]  [MGI Ref ID J:193902]

Hellier JL; Arevalo NL; Blatner MJ; Dang AK; Clevenger AC; Adams CE; Restrepo D. 2010. Olfactory discrimination varies in mice with different levels of alpha7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor expression. Brain Res 1358:140-50. [PubMed: 20713028]  [MGI Ref ID J:166638]

Hernandez CM; Kayed R; Zheng H; Sweatt JD; Dineley KT. 2010. Loss of alpha7 nicotinic receptors enhances beta-amyloid oligomer accumulation, exacerbating early-stage cognitive decline and septohippocampal pathology in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. J Neurosci 30(7):2442-53. [PubMed: 20164328]  [MGI Ref ID J:157839]

Hoyle E; Genn RF; Fernandes C; Stolerman IP. 2006. Impaired performance of alpha7 nicotinic receptor knockout mice in the five-choice serial reaction time task. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 189(2):211-23. [PubMed: 17019565]  [MGI Ref ID J:135957]

Huang SH; Wang L; Chi F; Wu CH; Cao H; Zhang A; Jong A. 2013. Circulating brain microvascular endothelial cells (cBMECs) as potential biomarkers of the blood-brain barrier disorders caused by microbial and non-microbial factors. PLoS One 8(4):e62164. [PubMed: 23637989]  [MGI Ref ID J:200554]

Huston JM; Ochani M; Rosas-Ballina M; Liao H; Ochani K; Pavlov VA; Gallowitsch-Puerta M; Ashok M; Czura CJ; Foxwell B; Tracey KJ; Ulloa L. 2006. Splenectomy inactivates the cholinergic antiinflammatory pathway during lethal endotoxemia and polymicrobial sepsis. J Exp Med 203(7):1623-8. [PubMed: 16785311]  [MGI Ref ID J:124406]

Jiang L; Emmetsberger J; Talmage DA; Role LW. 2013. Type III neuregulin 1 is required for multiple forms of excitatory synaptic plasticity of mouse cortico-amygdala circuits. J Neurosci 33(23):9655-66. [PubMed: 23739962]  [MGI Ref ID J:198647]

Jo YH; Wiedl D; Role LW. 2005. Cholinergic modulation of appetite-related synapses in mouse lateral hypothalamic slice. J Neurosci 25(48):11133-44. [PubMed: 16319313]  [MGI Ref ID J:103421]

Keller JJ; Keller AB; Bowers BJ; Wehner JM. 2005. Performance of alpha7 nicotinic receptor null mutants is impaired in appetitive learning measured in a signaled nose poke task. Behav Brain Res 162(1):143-52. [PubMed: 15922075]  [MGI Ref ID J:98842]

Kelso ML; Wehner JM; Collins AC; Scheff SW; Pauly JR. 2006. The pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury in alpha7 nicotinic cholinergic receptor knockout mice. Brain Res 1083(1):204-10. [PubMed: 16545784]  [MGI Ref ID J:108188]

Klink R; de Kerchove d'Exaerde A; Zoli M; Changeux JP. 2001. Molecular and physiological diversity of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the midbrain dopaminergic nuclei. J Neurosci 21(5):1452-63. [PubMed: 11222635]  [MGI Ref ID J:109365]

Koval LM; Zverkova AS; Grailhe R; Utkin YN; Tsetlin VI; Komisarenko SV; Skok MV. 2008. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors alpha4beta2 and alpha7 regulate myelo- and erythropoiesis within the bone marrow. Int J Biochem Cell Biol 40(5):980-90. [PubMed: 18083057]  [MGI Ref ID J:140280]

Lamotte d'Incamps B; Ascher P. 2013. Subunit composition and kinetics of the Renshaw cell heteromeric nicotinic receptors. Biochem Pharmacol 86(8):1114-21. [PubMed: 23811311]  [MGI Ref ID J:201684]

Laudenbach V; Medja F; Zoli M; Rossi FM; Evrard P; Changeux JP; Gressens P. 2002. Selective activation of central subtypes of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor has opposite effects on neonatal excitotoxic brain injuries. FASEB J 16(3):423-5. [PubMed: 11790724]  [MGI Ref ID J:120462]

Levin ED; Petro A; Rezvani AH; Pollard N; Christopher NC; Strauss M; Avery J; Nicholson J; Rose JE. 2009. Nicotinic alpha7- or beta2-containing receptor knockout: effects on radial-arm maze learning and long-term nicotine consumption in mice. Behav Brain Res 196(2):207-13. [PubMed: 18831991]  [MGI Ref ID J:148632]

Liu Z; Neff RA; Berg DK. 2006. Sequential interplay of nicotinic and GABAergic signaling guides neuronal development. Science 314(5805):1610-3. [PubMed: 17158331]  [MGI Ref ID J:116224]

Lozada AF; Wang X; Gounko NV; Massey KA; Duan J; Liu Z; Berg DK. 2012. Glutamatergic Synapse Formation is Promoted by alpha7-Containing Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors. J Neurosci 32(22):7651-61. [PubMed: 22649244]  [MGI Ref ID J:185201]

Lozada AF; Wang X; Gounko NV; Massey KA; Duan J; Liu Z; Berg DK. 2012. Induction of Dendritic Spines by beta2-Containing Nicotinic Receptors. J Neurosci 32(24):8391-400. [PubMed: 22699919]  [MGI Ref ID J:185573]

Mameli-Engvall M; Evrard A; Pons S; Maskos U; Svensson TH; Changeux JP; Faure P. 2006. Hierarchical control of dopamine neuron-firing patterns by nicotinic receptors. Neuron 50(6):911-21. [PubMed: 16772172]  [MGI Ref ID J:122939]

Maouche K; Medjber K; Zahm JM; Delavoie F; Terryn C; Coraux C; Pons S; Cloez-Tayarani I; Maskos U; Birembaut P; Tournier JM. 2013. Contribution of alpha7 nicotinic receptor to airway epithelium dysfunction under nicotine exposure. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(10):4099-104. [PubMed: 23431157]  [MGI Ref ID J:196078]

Maouche K; Polette M; Jolly T; Medjber K; Cloez-Tayarani I; Changeux JP; Burlet H; Terryn C; Coraux C; Zahm JM; Birembaut P; Tournier JM. 2009. {alpha}7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor regulates airway epithelium differentiation by controlling basal cell proliferation. Am J Pathol 175(5):1868-82. [PubMed: 19808646]  [MGI Ref ID J:154705]

Marubio LM; Paylor R. 2004. Impaired passive avoidance learning in mice lacking central neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Neuroscience 129(3):575-82. [PubMed: 15541879]  [MGI Ref ID J:94667]

Morley BJ; Mervis RF. 2013. Dendritic spine alterations in the hippocampus and parietal cortex of alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor knockout mice. Neuroscience 233:54-63. [PubMed: 23270857]  [MGI Ref ID J:196426]

Morley BJ; Rodriguez-Sierra JF. 2004. A phenotype for the alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor null mutant. Brain Res 1023(1):41-7. [PubMed: 15364017]  [MGI Ref ID J:92540]

Nakauchi S; Sumikawa K. 2012. Endogenously released ACh and exogenous nicotine differentially facilitate long-term potentiation induction in the hippocampal CA1 region of mice. Eur J Neurosci 35(9):1381-95. [PubMed: 22462479]  [MGI Ref ID J:191620]

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Breeding & HusbandryWhen maintaining a live colony, homozygous mice may be bred to heterozygous mice. Although homozygotes are viable and fertile, the donating investigator reports that breeding is better using heterozygous breeders, and they have observed reduced fertility in homozygotes. Heterozygotes produce small litters. Expected coat color from breeding is Black.
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$232.00Female or MaleHomozygous for Chrna7tm1Bay  
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$464.00Homozygous for Chrna7tm1Bay x Heterozygous for Chrna7tm1Bay  

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$301.60Female or MaleHomozygous for Chrna7tm1Bay  
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Repository-Live.
Repository-Live represents an exclusive set of over 1500 unique mouse models across a vast array of research areas. Breeding colonies provide mice for both large and small orders and fluctuate in size depending on current demand for each strain. If a Repository strain is not immediately available, then within 2 to 3 business days, you will receive an estimated availability timeframe for your inquiry or order along with various delivery options. Repository strains typically are delivered at 4 to 8 weeks of age and will not exceed 12 weeks of age on the day of shipping. We will note and try to accommodate requests for specific ages of Repository strains but cannot guarantee provision of these strains at specific ages. However, if cohorts of mice (5 or more of one gender) are needed at a specific age range for experiments, please let us know.

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Repository-Live represents an exclusive set of over 1500 unique mouse models across a vast array of research areas. Breeding colonies provide mice for both large and small orders and fluctuate in size depending on current demand for each strain. If a Repository strain is not immediately available, then within 2 to 3 business days, you will receive an estimated availability timeframe for your inquiry or order along with various delivery options. Repository strains typically are delivered at 4 to 8 weeks of age and will not exceed 12 weeks of age on the day of shipping. We will note and try to accommodate requests for specific ages of Repository strains but cannot guarantee provision of these strains at specific ages. However, if cohorts of mice (5 or more of one gender) are needed at a specific age range for experiments, please let us know.

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