Mutation Strain Type
|Institution name||Depositor / Originator||Name|
|MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit||Depositor||Retained|
Heterozygous Crh<m1H> are obese, exhibit muscle wasting, thin skin, hair loss, elevated plasma and urinary corticosterone, hyperglycaemia, hyperinsulinaemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertryglyceridemia and hyperleptinaemia. They also have low bone mineral density, hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria and decreased concentrations of plasma PTH and osteocalcin. Heterozygotes can be visibly distinguished from wild types at about 5-6 weeks of age by their short, skinny tails and scruffy coat. They also have thin skin and their hair starts to thin as they age.