Roger Sutcliffe

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The AS/AGU rat provides an alternative to experimentally produced laboratory models of basal ganglia disorders. This mutant is characterised by disturbances of movement including clumsy gait, whole body tremor, rigidity and difficulty in initiating movement. From an early age, there is a profound depletion of extracellular dopamine in the dorsal(More)
The AS/AGU rat is characterised by an ungainly, staggering gait, hind-limb rigidity, whole body tremor and (in older animals) difficulty in initiating movement. Brains of AS and AS/AGU males aged between 3 and 12 months (n = 10 per group) were sectioned transversely on a cryostat (-20 degrees C) to produce two successive cut faces (corresponding(More)
The AS/AGU mutant rat is characterized by a wide staggering gait and a movement disorder of the hindlimbs. Local cerebral glucose utilization in the brain was investigated using the [14C]2-deoxyglucose autoradiographic technique to map any functional alterations in the mutant AS/AGU (agu/agu) compared with Albino Swiss controls (+/+). Locomotor tests were(More)
The sub-strain of Albino Swiss rat (AS/AGU) is a spontaneous mutation characterised by an ungainly, staggering gait, hindlimb rigidity, whole body tremor and (when symptoms are fully developed) difficulty in initiating movement; it exhibits a progressive decrease in dopaminergic cells within the substantia nigra. A breeding programme involving Albino Swiss(More)
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