Typically heterozygous rats are cryo-recovered in 10-12 weeks to an age of 7 weeks old. Subsequently homozygous rats to an age of 7 weeks old can be produced within 20-22 weeks.
Availability: Cryopreserved as heterozygous embryos
Zygosity: Heterozygous as live colony
This model contains a biallelic deletion of the Neurexin 1 gene (Nrxn1). Mutations in Nrxn1 have been associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and this model is useful for understanding the role of neurexins in the development of ASD.