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 female embryos (X-Linked)
Zygosity: Heterozygous Females
This model contains a deletion of the methyl-CpG-binding protein (MeCP2)and is useful for the study of Rett syndrome. The gene is X-Linked. Mutations in MeCP2 have been linked to the development of Rett syndrome, a leading cause of intellectual disabilities in girls.