Strain Name:
Mmjax:WSC1
Stock Number:
041489-JAX
Citation ID:
RRID:MMRRC_041489-JAX
Other Names:
Withdrawal Seizure Control, Replicate 1, WSC-1, Withdrawal Seizure Control, Replicate 1, Family 1/Mmjax

Gene Information

Genetic Alterations
Probable point mutations resulting from selective breeding.
Genotype Determination
MeSH Terms
  • Animals
  • Disease Susceptibility
  • Ethanol/adverse effects
  • Mice
  • Seizures/chemically induced
  • Substance Withdrawal Syndrome/genetics
Strain Development

Withdrawal Seizure-Control, replicate 1 (WSC1) mice were derived from the HS/Ibg heterogeneous stock that was developed by Gerald McClearn and colleagues (The Institute for Behavioral Genetics, Boulder, Colorado) as an 8-way cross of the following inbred strains obtained from the Cancer Research Genetics Laboratory at UC-Berkeley: A, AKR, BALB/c, C3H/2, C57BL, DBA/2, Is/Bi, and RIII.

Eighteen matings of Generation 30 HS/Ibg mice were randomly divided into 2 groups of 9 families each. These generation 31 mice became the foundation (So) population. One group of 9 families was designated Replicate 1, the other Replicate 2. Progeny from each family were then mated using a rotational system – female from Family 1 mated to male from Family 2, female from Family 2 mated to male from Family 3, etc. Two to six reserve families were generated to provide back up. Relaxed breeding (random selection of breeders from within each family) has continued for approximately 100 generations. The MMRRC imported a combination of the 9 families to form the WSC1 line in 2016.

Suggested Control Mice
Wild-type littermates
  • Models for Human Disease
Donor
John Crabbe, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University.
Pamela Metten, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University.
Primary Reference

Crabbe JC, Kosobud A, Young ER, Tam BR, McSwigan JD. Bidirectional selection for susceptibility to ethanol withdrawal seizures in Mus musculus. Behav Genet. 1985 Nov;15(6):521-36. (Medline PMID: 4096679)

Colony and Husbandry Information

Mice recovered from a cryo-archive will have health surveillance performed on recipient females. Health reports will be provided prior to shipment. If you require additional health status information, please email csmmrrc@jax.org .
Coat Color
brown, cinnamon agouti
MMRRC Breeding System
Selective breeding
Breeding Scheme(s)
Rotational breeding
Overall Breeding Performance
Good
Viability and Fertility: Female Male Comments
Homozygotes are viable: Yes Yes
Homozygotes are fertile: Yes Yes
Heterozygotes are fertile: Yes Yes
Age Reproductive Decline: 4 to 6 months 4 to 6 months
Average litter size
5-9
Recommended wean age
3 weeks

Order Request Information

Limited quantities of breeder mice (recovered litter) are available from a cryoarchive; recovered litter usually available to ship in 3 to 4 months.

Cryopreserved material may be available upon request, please inquire to csmmrrc@jax.org for more information.

Distribution of this strain requires submission of the MMRRC Conditions of Use (COU). A link to the COU web form will be provided via email after an order has been placed; the form should be completed then or the email forwarded to your institutional official for completion.

Additional charges may apply for any special requests. Shipping costs are in addition to the basic distribution/resuscitation fees. Information on shipping costs and any additional charges will be provided by the supplying MMRRC facility.

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MMRRC Item # Description Distribution Fee / Unit (US $)
*Shipping & Handling not included*
Units Notes
041489-JAX-EMBRYO Cryo-preserved embryos $1,038.00 / $1,038.00
Non-Profit / For-Profit
Aliquot Approximate quantity2 : 20-40 embryos / aliquot
041489-JAX-RESUS Litter recovered from cryo-archive $2,022.00 / $2,022.00
Non-Profit / For-Profit
Litter Recovered litter4; additional fees for any special requests.
Cryopreserved material may be available upon request, please inquire to csmmrrc@jax.org for more information.

1 The distribution fee covers the expense of rederiving mice from a live mouse; you will receive the resulting litter. The litter will contain at minimum one mutant carrier; the actual number of animals and the gender and genotype ratios will vary. (Typically, multiple breeder pairs can be established from the recovered litter.) Prior to shipment, the MMRRC will provide information about the animals recovered. If you anticipate or find that you need to request specific genotypes, genders or quantities of mice in excess of what is likely from a resuscitated litter, you may discuss available options and pricing with the supplying MMRRC facility.

2 An aliquot contains a sufficient number of embryos (in one or more vials or straws and based on the transfer success rate of the MMRRC facility) to transfer into one to three recipients. The MMRRC makes no guarantee concerning embryo transfer success experienced in the recipient investigator's laboratory. Neither gender nor genotype ratios are guaranteed.

3 An aliquot is one straw or vial with sufficient sperm to recover at least one litter of mice, as per provided protocols, when performed at the MMRRC facility. The MMRRC makes no guarantee concerning the success of these procedures when performed outside the MMRRC facilities.

4 The distribution fee covers the expense of resuscitating mice from the cryo-archive; you will receive the resulting litter. The litter will contain at minimum one mutant carrier; the actual number of animals and the gender and genotype ratios will vary. (Typically, multiple breeder pairs can be established from the recovered litter.) Prior to shipment, the MMRRC will provide information about the animals recovered. If you anticipate or find that you need to request specific genotypes, genders or quantities of mice in excess of what is likely from a resuscitated litter, you may discuss available options and pricing with the supplying MMRRC facility.

To request material from the MMRRC: Please fill out our on-line request form (accessible from the catalog search results page, or click the Request this Strain button in the fees section). If you have questions or need assistance completing this form, you may call Customer Service at (800) 910-2291 (in USA or Canada) or (530) 757-5710 (international calls). Before you call, please have with you: the MMRRC item number, quantity needed, Bill-to and Ship-to contact information.