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Is the Alcohol Deprivation Effect Genetically Mediated? Studies with HXB/BXH Recombinant Inbred Rat Strains.

Authors: Vanderlinden, LA  Saba, LM  Printz, MP  Flodman, P  Koob, G  Richardson, HN  Hoffman, PL  Tabakoff, B 
Citation: Vanderlinden LA, etal., Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Jun 24. doi: 10.1111/acer.12471.
RGD ID: 8663441
Pubmed: PMID:24961585   (View Abstract at PubMed)
PMCID: PMC4142977   (View Article at PubMed Central)
DOI: DOI:10.1111/acer.12471   (Journal Full-text)

BACKGROUND: Two features of alcohol addiction that have been widely studied in animal models are relapse drinking following periods of alcohol abstinence and the escalation of alcohol consumption after chronic continuous or intermittent alcohol exposure. The genetic contribution to these phenotypes has not been systematically investigated. METHODS: HXB/BXH recombinant inbred (RI) rat strains were given access to alcohol sequentially as follows: alcohol (10%) as the only fluid for 1 week; alcohol (10%) and water in a 2-bottle choice paradigm for 7 weeks ("pre-alcohol deprivation effect [ADE] alcohol consumption"); 2 weeks of access to water only (alcohol deprivation); and 2 weeks of reaccess to 10% alcohol and water ("post-ADE alcohol consumption"). The periods of deprivation and reaccess to alcohol were repeated 3 times. The ADE was defined as the amount of alcohol consumed in the first 24 hours after deprivation minus the average daily amount of alcohol consumed in the week prior to deprivation. Heritability of the phenotypes was determined by analysis of variance, and quantitative trait loci (QTLs) were identified. RESULTS: All strains showed increased alcohol consumption, compared to the predeprivation period, in the first 24 hours after each deprivation (ADE). Broad-sense heritability of the ADEs was low (ADE1, 9.1%; ADE2, 26.2%; ADE3, 16.3%). Alcohol consumption levels were relatively stable over weeks 2 to 7. Post-ADE alcohol consumption levels consistently increased in some strains and were decreased or unchanged in others. Heritability of pre- and post-ADE alcohol consumption was high and increased over time (week 2, 38.5%; week 7, 51.1%; week 11, 56.8%; week 15, 63.3%). QTLs for pre- and post-ADE alcohol consumption were similar, but the strength of the QTL association with the phenotype decreased over time. CONCLUSIONS: In the HXB/BXH RI rat strains, genotypic variance does not account for a large proportion of phenotypic variance in the ADE phenotype (low heritability), suggesting a role of environmental factors. In contrast, a large proportion of the variance across the RI strains in pre- and post-ADE alcohol consumption is due to genetically determined variance (high heritability).

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Mammalian Phenotype
Objects Annotated

Alc24  (Alcohol consumption QTL 24)
Alc25  (Alcohol consumption QTL 25)
Alc26  (Alcohol consumption QTL 26)
Alc27  (Alcohol consumption QTL 27)
Alc28  (Alcohol consumption QTL 28)
Alc29  (Alcohol consumption QTL 29)
Alc30  (Alcohol consumption QTL 30)
Alc31  (Alcohol consumption QTL 31)
Alc32  (Alcohol consumption QTL 32)
Alc33  (Alcohol consumption QTL 33)
Alc34  (Alcohol consumption QTL 34)
Alc35  (Alcohol consumption QTL 35)
Alc36  (Alcohol consumption QTL 36)
Alc37  (Alcohol consumption QTL 37)

BXH/Ipcv  (NA)
HXB/Ipcv  (NA)

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