volume 89, issue 10, P1698-1706 2011
DOI: 10.1002/jnr.22699
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Natalie R.S. Goldberg, Tom Hampton, Scott McCue, Ajit Kale, Charles K. Meshul

Abstract: Current behavioral measurements for motor impairment are not consistently sensitive in rodent models of partial nigrostriatal dopamine (DA) depletion. In addition to exploratory and somatosensory behavior, motor skills that are thought to be directly translatable to human Parkinson's disease patients are assessed. However, many of these motor tests require the training and learning of particular tasks, so it cannot be determined whether impairments are due to motor or to learning deficit. Therefore, we have qu…

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