Gershenfeld1: Drug study: Imipramine effects in 12 inbred strains of mice measured by tail suspension, light-dark transition, and open field tests (2003)

Liu X, Gershenfeld HK. Genetic differences in the tail-suspension test and its relationship to imipramine response among 11 inbred strains of mice. Biol Psychiatry. 2001 Apr 1;49(7):575-81.   PubMed 11297714  

Liu X, Gershenfeld HK. An exploratory factor analysis of the Tail Suspension Test in 12 inbred strains of mice and an F2 intercross. Brain Res Bull. 2003 May 15; 60(3): 223-31.   PubMed 12754084  

A supplemental data set (5 strains) is also available. It is connected with the publication Liu X, Peprah D, Gershenfeld HK   Tail-suspension induced hyperthermia: a new measure of stress reactivity.

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Participants Howard K Gershenfeld       University of Texas - Southwestern Dallas, TX
With: Liu X
ContactHoward K Gershenfeld
AcknowledgementsFunding provided by NIH MH58882; National Association for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression Young Investigators Award; Southwestern Medical Foundation; KZA Hope Fund
Project type Phenotype strain survey data set
MPD identifiersGershenfeld1     MPD:162
Data changelog No updates/corrections.       Initial release date: 07/2007.
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An investigation of stress response and sensitivity to antidepressant/anxiolytic effect of imipramine. Animals were evaluated for "stress reactivity" using the tail suspension test. They were measured for "exploratory fear" behavior using the light-dark transition and open field tests. Imipramine was administered to alleviate stress arising from immobility. There were two cohorts tested at baseline and again following i.p. injection: 1) controls with saline i.p.; 2) treated with imipramine 30 mg/kg body weight i.p.

Summary of procedures that were conducted
• tail suspension test Immobility. Baseline (saline) vs. imipramine i.p. 6 min test.
• light-dark box Anxiety-related behavior. Baseline (saline) vs. imipramine i.p. 10 min test.
• open field test Locomotor activity, exploratory and anxiety-related behavior. Baseline (saline) vs. imipramine i.p.
Mice: inbred   12 strains   ♂   age 5-10wks   2 cohorts