Metten2: Drug study: Alcohol withdrawal severity in males of 15 inbred strains of mice (2005)

Metten P, Crabbe JC. Alcohol withdrawal severity in inbred mouse (Mus musculus) strains. Behav Neurosci. 2005 Aug;119(4):911-25.   PubMed 16187819  

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Investigators Pamela Metten       Oregon Health & Science University,  Portland, OR
John C Crabbe       Oregon Health & Science University,  Portland, OR
ContactPamela Metten
AcknowledgementsFunding provided by NIH AA10760, AA12714, AA06243, AA13519; Merit Review Grant Department of Veterans Affairs.

Acknowlegements: Dorow J, O'Leary T, Sibert J, Schlumbohm J for data collection; Zuraw J, Mordarski K, Cameron A, Yu C, Cotnam C, Best K, Sorensen M, Kliethermes C, for data analyses and presentation.
Project type Phenotype strain survey data set
MPD identifiersMetten2     MPD:195
Data changelog No updates/corrections.       Initial release date: 01/2007.
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One group of mice was exposed to ethanol (EtOH) vapor in an inhalation chamber while the control group was not exposed to EtOH (air only). The investigators note that they consider the most important measurement in the study to be: "withdrawal severity during 0-25h (area under curve of HIC scores), aerolized EtOH normalized to controls" (see below).

Procedures conducted:
• body weight 
• behavior observation  Ethanol withdrawal severity and handling-induced convulsions.

Mice: inbred   15 strains   ♂   age 8-11wks   2 experimental groups