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Applications of the IntelliCage

  • Endo T, Kakeyama M, Uemura Y, Haijima A, Okuno H, Bito H, et al. (2012). Executive Function Deficits and Social-Behavioral Abnormality in Mice Exposed to a Low Dose of Dioxin In Utero and via Lactation. PLoS ONE 7(12): e50741.
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  • Galsworthy MJ, Amrein I, Kuptsov PA, Poletaeva II, Zinn P, Rau A, et al. (2005). A comparison of wild-caught wood mice and bank voles in the Intellicage: assessing exploration, daily activity patterns and place learning paradigms. Behavioural Brain Research 157(2): 211-217.
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  • Krackow S, Vannoni E, Codita A, Mohammed AH, Cirulli F, Branchi I, et al. (2010). Consistent behavioral phenotype differences between inbred mouse strains in the IntelliCage. Genes, Brain, & Behavior 9(7): 722-731.
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  • Mechan AO, Wyss A, Rieger H, Mohajeri MH (2009). A comparison of learning and memory characteristics of young and middle-aged wild-type mice in the IntelliCage. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 180(1): 43-51.
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  • Radwanska K, Kaczmarek L (2011). Characterization of an alcohol addiction-prone phenotype in mice. Addiction biology 17(3): 601-612.
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  • Too LK, Ball HJ, McGregor IS, Hunt NH (2013) A novel automated test battery reveals enduring behavioural alterations and cognitive impairments in survivors of murine pneumococcal meningitis. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity Article In Press. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2013.09.007.
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Applications of TopScan

  • Cachat J, Stewart A, Grossman L, Gaikwad S, Kadri F, Chung KM, et al. (2010). Measuring behavioral and endocrine responses to novelty stress in adult zebrafish. Nat. Protocols 5(11): 1786-1799.
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  • Hanks AN, Dlugolenski K, Hughes ZA, Seymour PA, Majchrzak MJ (2013). Pharmacological disruption of mouse social approach behavior: Relevance to negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Behavioural Brain Research 252(0): 405-414.
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  • Kouser M, Speed HE, Dewey CM, Reimers JM, Widman AJ, Gupta N, et al. (2013). Loss of Predominant Shank3 Isoforms Results in Hippocampus-Dependent Impairments in Behavior and Synaptic Transmission. The Journal of Neuroscience 33(47): 18448-18468.
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  • Mustroph ML, Chen S, Desai SC, Cay EB, DeYoung EK, Rhodes JS (2012). Aerobic exercise is the critical variable in an enriched environment that increases hippocampal neurogenesis and water maze learning in male C57BL/6J mice. Neuroscience 219(0): 62-71.
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  • Thompson VB, Heiman J, Chambers JB, Benoit SC, Buesing WR, Norman MK, et al. (2009). Long-term behavioral consequences of prenatal MDMA exposure. Physiology & Behavior 96(4–5): 593-601.
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Applications of the Gait Analysis System

  • Beare JE, Morehouse JR, DeVries WH, Enzmann GU, Burke DA, Magnuson DS, et al. (2009). Gait analysis in normal and spinal contused mice using the TreadScan system. J Neurotrauma 26(11): 2045-2056.
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  • Myers SA, DeVries WH, Gruenthal MJ, Andres KR, Hagg T, Whittemore SR (2012). Sildenafil improves epicenter vascular perfusion but not hindlimb functional recovery after contusive spinal cord injury in mice. J Neurotrauma 29(3): 528-538.
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  • Wooley CM, Sher RB, Kale A, Frankel WN, Cox GA, Seburn KL (2005). Gait analysis detects early changes in transgenic SOD1(G93A) mice. Muscle & nerve 32(1): 43-50.
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  • Wooley CM, Xing S, Burgess RW, Cox GA, Seburn KL (2009). Age, experience and genetic background influence treadmill walking in mice. Physiology & Behavior 96(2): 350-361.
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  • Zhao L, Rosales C, Seburn K, Ron D, Ackerman SL (2010). Alteration of the unfolded protein response modifies neurodegeneration in a mouse model of Marinesco-Sjogren syndrome. Human molecular genetics 19(1): 25-35.
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Applications of CPP

  • DeMarco A, Dalal RM, Pai J, Aquilina SD, Mullapudi U, Hammel C, et al. (2009). Racemic gamma vinyl-GABA (R,S-GVG) blocks methamphetamine-triggered reinstatement of conditioned place preference. Synapse 63(2): 87-94.
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  • Klein C, Karanges E, Spiro A, Wong A, Spencer J, Huynh T, et al. (2011). Cannabidiol potentiates Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) behavioural effects and alters THC pharmacokinetics during acute and chronic treatment in adolescent rats. Psychopharmacology 218(2): 443-457.
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  • Mustroph ML, Stobaugh DJ, Miller DS, DeYoung EK, Rhodes JS (2011). Wheel running can accelerate or delay extinction of conditioned place preference for cocaine in male C57BL/6J mice, depending on timing of wheel access. The European journal of neuroscience 34(7): 1161-1169.
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  • Tzschentke TM (1998). Measuring reward with the conditioned place preference paradigm: a comprehensive review of drug effects, recent progress and new issues. Prog Neurobiol 56(6): 613-672.
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  • Zombeck JA, Chen GT, Johnson ZV, Rosenberg DM, Craig AB, Rhodes JS (2008). Neuroanatomical specificity of conditioned responses to cocaine versus food in mice. Physiol Behav 93(3): 637-650.
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Applications of the Rotarod

  • Carter RJ, Lione LA, Humby T, Mangiarini L, Mahal A, Bates GP, et al. (1999). Characterization of progressive motor deficits in mice transgenic for the human Huntington's disease mutation. Journal of Neuroscience 19(8): 3248-3257.
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  • Hamm RJ, Pike BR, O'Dell DM, Lyeth BG, Jenkins LW (1994). The rotarod test: an evaluation of its effectiveness in assessing motor deficits following traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma 11(2): 187-196.
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  • Kirschbaum KM, Hiemke C, Schmitt U (2009). Rotarod impairment: catalepsy-like screening test for antipsychotic side effects. International Journal of Neuroscience 119(10): 1509-1522.
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  • Mizoguchi K, Yuzurihara M, Nagata M, Ishige A, Sasaki H, Tabira T (2002). Dopamine-receptor stimulation in the prefrontal cortex ameliorates stress-induced rotarod impairment. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior 72(3): 723-728.
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  • Rustay NR, Wahlsten D, Crabbe JC (2003a). Assessment of genetic susceptibility to ethanol intoxication in mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 100(5): 2917-2922.
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  • Rustay NR, Wahlsten D, Crabbe JC (2003b). Influence of task parameters on rotarod performance and sensitivity to ethanol in mice. Behavioural Brain Research 141(2): 237-249.
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Applications of the Ultrasonic Vocalisation Analysis System

  • Hammerschmidt K, Radyushkin K, Ehrenreich H, Fischer J (2009). Female mice respond to male ultrasonic 'songs' with approach behaviour. Biology letters 5(5): 589-592.
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  • Malkova NV, Yu CZ, Hsiao EY, Moore MJ, Patterson PH (2012). Maternal immune activation yields offspring displaying mouse versions of the three core symptoms of autism. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 26(4): 607-616.
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  • Scattoni ML, McFarlane HG, Zhodzishsky V, Caldwell HK, Young WS, Ricceri L, et al. (2008). Reduced ultrasonic vocalizations in vasopressin 1b knockout mice. Behavioural Brain Research 187(2): 371-378.
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  • Scattoni ML, Gandhy SU, Ricceri L, Crawley JN (2008). Unusual repertoire of vocalizations in the BTBR T+tf/J mouse model of autism. PLoS One 3(8): e3067.
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  • Wang H, Liang S, Burgdorf J, Wess J, Yeomans J (2008). Ultrasonic vocalizations induced by sex and amphetamine in M2, M4, M5 muscarinic and D2 dopamine receptor knockout mice. PLoS One 3(4): e1893.
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Applications of the Balance Beam

  • Brooks SP, Dunnett SB (2009). Tests to assess motor phenotype in mice: a user's guide. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 10(7): 519-529.
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  • Carter RJ, Lione LA, Humby T, Mangiarini L, Mahal A, Bates GP, et al. (1999). Characterization of progressive motor deficits in mice transgenic for the human Huntington's disease mutation. Journal of Neuroscience 19(8): 3248-3257.
    PubMed
  • Luong TN, Carlisle HJ, Southwell A, Patterson PH (2011). Assessment of Motor Balance and Coordination in Mice using the Balance Beam. Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE(49): e2376.
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  • Stanley JL, Lincoln RJ, Brown TA, McDonald LM, Dawson GR, Reynolds DS (2005). The mouse beam walking assay offers improved sensitivity over the mouse rotarod in determining motor coordination deficits induced by benzodiazepines. Journal of Psychopharmacology 19(3): 221-227.
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  • Welch KD, Pfister JA, Lima FG, Green BT, Gardner DR (2013). Effect of α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists and antagonists on motor function in mice. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 266(3): 366-374.
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Applications of the Grip Strength Meter

  • Kelly-Cobbs AI, Prakash R, Li W, Pillai B, Hafez S, Coucha M, et al. (2013). Targets of vascular protection in acute ischemic stroke differ in type 2 diabetes. American journal of physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology 304(6): H806-815.
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  • Leingärtner A, Thuret S, Kroll TT, Chou S-J, Leasure JL, Gage FH, et al. (2007). Cortical area size dictates performance at modality-specific behaviors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(10): 4153-4158.
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  • Lerman BJ, Hoffman EP, Sutherland ML, Bouri K, Hsu DK, Liu F-T, et al. (2012). Deletion of galectin-3 exacerbates microglial activation and accelerates disease progression and demise in a SOD1G93A mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Brain and Behavior 2(5): 563-575.
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  • Stack EC, Kubilus JK, Smith K, Cormier K, Del Signore SJ, Guelin E, et al. (2005). Chronology of behavioral symptoms and neuropathological sequela in R6/2 Huntington's disease transgenic mice. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 490(4): 354-370.
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