Christine J Müller

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Many patients with epilepsy suffer from psychiatric comorbidities including depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, cognitive, and personality changes, but the mechanisms underlying the association between epilepsy and psychopathology are only incompletely understood. Animal models of epilepsy, such as the pilocarpine model of acquired temporal lobe(More)
In recent years, the pilocarpine model of temporal lobe epilepsy has become the most popular and widely used rodent model of this common and difficult-to-treat type of epilepsy. In this model, the cholinomimetic convulsant pilocarpine is used to induce a status epilepticus, which is followed by hippocampal damage and development of spontaneous recurrent(More)
C57BL/6 (B6) is the most widely used inbred mouse strain, but its use in epilepsy research is compromised by low sensitivity to various convulsants, including pilocarpine. We recently identified a subline of B6NCrl mice in a barrier (#8) of a German vendor (Charles River) that was much more sensitive to status epilepticus (SE) induction than B6NCrl mice(More)
The possibilities of diagnostic use of saccades are given in pathological eye movements as well as in adaptive mechanisms. They are used to offset the degradation of oculomotor performance resulting from interference along the chain of neural conducting, in neuromuscular transmission and in muscle function. Pharmacological effects can be used to increase(More)
In rodents, the cholinomimetic convulsant pilocarpine is widely used to induce status epilepticus (SE), followed by hippocampal damage and spontaneous recurrent seizures, resembling temporal lobe epilepsy. This model has initially been described in rats, but is increasingly used in mice, including the C57BL/6 (B6) inbred strain. In the present study, we(More)
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