Kari L. Koszdin

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Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a CAG repeat expansion. To determine the mechanism of neurotoxicity, we produced transgenic mice and observed a cone-rod dystrophy. Nuclear inclusions were present, suggesting that the disease pathway involves the nucleus. When yeast two-hybrid assays indicated that cone-rod(More)
With the increased movement of rodents between institutions of various pathogen status, the risk of introducing unwanted agents into a facility is high. This situation is in direct conflict with the increasing demand for "clean" rodents for use in biomedical research. If an institution is to have any hope of attaining specific-pathogen-free status, a(More)
University’s decision whether or not to require IACUC review for this study. There are a few good reasons that an institution may decide to require IACUC review for studies using tissues collected from dead animals or in a clinical setting. Tissues from wild animals, nonhuman primates and unconditioned pets may contain zoonotic pathogens, and so the(More)
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