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What does LAB stand for?

LAB stands for low anxiety-related behaviour


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Diabetes insipidus and, partially, low anxiety-related behaviour are linked to a SNP-associated vasopressin deficit in LAB mice. Kessler MS1, Murgatroyd C, Bunck M, Czibere L, Frank E, Jacob W, Horvath C, Muigg P, Holsboer F, Singewald N, Spengler D, Landgraf R.
Henniger, M. S. H. , Ohl, F. , Hölter, S. M. , Weißenbacher, P. , Toschi, N. , Lörscher, P. , Wigger, A. , Spanagel, R. , and Landgraf, R. (2000). Unconditioned anxiety and social behaviour in two rat lines selectively bred for high and low anxiety-related behaviour. Behav. Brain Res. 111:153–163.
Indeed, discrepancies in the behavioural patterns of mice or rats in the same anxiety tests performed in different laboratories have been reported recently. The question raised by such data addressed, in particular, the selection and breeding of two lines of rats on the basis of their high (HAB) and low (LAB) anxiety-related behaviour.