QTL CodeAlcw2 PARC Alias Alcw2 MGI AliasAlcw2
Drug Alcohol Phenotype Acute Alcohol Withdrawal
Assay Area under the curve for handling-induced convulsions 2-12h after 4 g/kg ethanol injection
Chromosome4Peak 38 Range38-38.7
Max Range (Mb)80.3 - 82.1 Min Range (Mb)80.5 - 82.0 StatusSignificant
LOD score8.8 p value2e-10 Sex Specific
Strains Tested BXD RI, B6D2 F2, HAW/LAW Increaser AlleleD2 Dominance
Comments Mb intervals based on congenics studies
Contact Person K. Buck Last Updated 2007-04-04 13:11:36


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Buck KJ, Finn DA. Genetic factors in addiction: QTL mapping and candidate gene studies implicate GABAergic genes in alcohol and barbiturate withdrawal in mice. Addiction. 2001 Jan;96(1):139-49.
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Buck KJ, Metten P, Belknap JK, Crabbe JC. Quantitative trait loci involved in genetic predisposition to acute alcohol withdrawal in mice. J Neurosci. 1997 May 15;17(10):3946-55.
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