Apoptosis of the neurons in the vestibular nucleus of the adult mouse is induced by prolonged rotation of the home cage
Mitchell, Ian John, Cooper, A. J., Brown, G. D. A. (Gordon D. A.) and Waters, C. M.. (1995) Apoptosis of the neurons in the vestibular nucleus of the adult mouse is induced by prolonged rotation of the home cage. The Journal of Physiology, Vol.483 . P34-P35. ISSN 0022-3751Full text not available from this repository.
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Pharmacological manipulations which result in abnormal levels of excitatory amino acid (EAA) mediated neurotransmission can result in neuronal apoptosis. We accordingly hypothesised that manipulations of the external environment which induce prolonged EAA-mediated transmission in sensory neurons may also induce apoptosis. This hypothesis was tested by placing groups of adult mice, housed in their home cage, on a turntable which slowly rotated (0.8 rev./min). This non-invasive manipulation will have resulted in abnormal discharge patterns in the vestibular nuclei. Significantly greater levels of neuronal apoptosis were seen in the vestibular complex after rotation for 48 h compared with non-rotated controls. This finding was also predicted independently from a computational approach.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Q Science > QP Physiology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Apoptosis, Neurons, Vestibular nuclei, Mice -- Physiology, Animal cages -- Experiments, Sensorimotor integration|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Journal of Physiology|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||2|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
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