Kas1: Variations in ventral root axon morphology and locomotor behavior in males of 6 inbred strains of mice (2009)

de Mooij-van Malsen JG, Yu KL, Veldman H, Oppelaar H, van den Berg LH, Olivier B, Kas MJ. Variations in ventral root axon morphology and locomotor behavior components across different inbred strains of mice. Neuroscience. 2009 Dec 29;164(4):1477-83. Epub 2009 Sep 22.   PubMed 19778584  


       
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Participants Martien JH Kas       University Medical Center - Utrecht Utrecht NETHERLANDS
JG de Mooij-van Malsen       University Medical Center - Utrecht Utrecht NETHERLANDS
With: JG, Yu KL, Veldman H, Oppelaar H, van den Berg LH, Olivier B
ContactMartien JH Kas     m.j.h.kas@umcutrecht.nl     Lab web site
AcknowledgementsFunding provided by ABC Neurogenomics Program of Utrecht University; University Medical Centre Utrecht (Grant 03-12)
Project type Phenotype strain survey data set
MPD identifiersKas1     MPD:344
Data changelog No updates/corrections.       Initial release date: 08/2010.
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An investigation of relationships between motor neuron anatomy and motor activity.

Summary of procedures that were conducted
• balance beam Latency to reach target.
• grid test Inverted grid performance.
• home cage monitoring Locomotor activity.
• microscopy Ventral root axon morphology. Nervous system microscopy.
Mice: inbred   6 strains   ♂   age 20-34wks   1 cohort

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Data set MPD ID Procedure / Protocol Drug or Challenge Phenotype Measure Panel No. of Strains Sex Age Sample Size (Avg)
    Kas1 34401 microscopy (none) size, area of total ventral root   [µm2]  area_ventral_root inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=4
    Kas1 34402 microscopy (none) number of axons per ventral root (calculated)   [n]  total_axon inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=4
    Kas1 34403 microscopy (none) size, area of median axon   [µm2]  area_median_axon inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=6
    Kas1 34404 microscopy (none) percent of 0-50 µm2 axons   [%]  pct_axon50 inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=6
    Kas1 34405 microscopy (none) percent of 50-100 µm2 axons   [%]  pct_axon100 inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=6
    Kas1 34406 microscopy (none) percent of 100-150 µm2 axons   [%]  pct_axon150 inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=6
    Kas1 34407 microscopy (none) percent of 150-200 µm2 axons   [%]  pct_axon200 inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=6
    Kas1 34408 home cage monitoring (none) total locomotor activity, first hour in novel home cage   [cm]  tot_act_1h inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=17
    Kas1 34409 home cage monitoring (none) total locomotor activity, day 3 (24 h) in home cage   [cm]  tot_act_D3 inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=17
    Kas1 34410 balance beam (none) latency to reach box via a narrow beam   [s]  latency_BB inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=6
    Kas1 34411 grid test (none) latency to fall, 5 min on inverted grid   [s]  latency_grid inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=6
    Kas1 34412 grid test (none) number of alternating hindlimb movement, 5 min on inverted grid   [n]  hindlimb_movement inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=6
    Kas1 34413 grid test (none) percent of alternating hindlimb movement, 5 min on inverted grid   [%]  pct_movement inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=6
    Kas1 34414 microscopy (none) number of axons per region of interest (6000 µm2)   [n]  axon inbred 6 m 22-31wks N=6
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