Sen-Ich Oda

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Rolling mouse Nagoya (rolling: tg(rol)) is a neurologic mutant mouse exhibiting severe ataxia. Two alleles of the rolling mutation, tottering (tg) and leaner(tg(la)), have been identified as mutations in the voltage-dependent calcium channel alpha1A subunit. No specific light and electron microscopic findings have been reported for the rolling mouse(More)
Postural control skills and quadrupedal locomotor pattern in infant rolling mice, a neurological mutant, were observed in the following situations: hindlimb support when suspended, rope descent, narrow path traverse, quadrupedal locomotion on an inclined corridor, and swimming behavior when entirely submerged. Until the second week of age, rolling mice(More)
A case of childhood post-traumatic akinetic mutism is presented. The patient showed a hyperphagic condition while recovering from akinetic mutism. He had lesions in the left interlaminal nucleus of the thalamus, right globus pallidus, and right dorsomedial nucleus of the hypothalamus. Laboratory data indicated slightly disturbed hypothalamic functions. In(More)
It has been considered that cortical malformation in the brain of the reeler mutant mouse is due to a defect in the process of neuroblast migration during development. We examined the process of Purkinje cell migration in the cerebellar primordium of the reeler mutant immunohistochemically and electron-microscopically, employing a specific marker for(More)
The distribution of neurotransmitter and neuromodulator receptors was studied in the brain of the rolling mouse Nagoya (RMN) and in controls, using in vitro receptor autoradiography. Quantitative autoradiography was used to map adenosine A1 (labeled with [3H]cyclohexyladenosine), GABAA [( 3H]muscimol), opiate [( 3H]naloxone), L-glutamate [( 3H]L-glutamate),(More)
Tottering, rolling Nagoya, and leaner mutant mice all exhibit cerebellar ataxia to varying degrees, from mild (tottering mice) to severe (leaner mice). Collectively, these mice are regarded as tottering locus mutants because each of these mutant mice expresses a different autosomal recessive mutation in the gene coding for the alpha(1A) calcium ion channel(More)
Expression of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) immunostaining in the cerebellum was examined in dilute-lethal mice (DL) prior to and following the onset of ataxia. DL walked normally on postnatal days 7 and 8. Falling over when walking was exhibited by about 20% of DL on day 9 and by all DL by day 10. TH-positive Purkinje cells in lobules IX and X of the vermis of(More)
Voltage dependent calcium channels (VDCC) participate in regulation of neuronal Ca(2+). The Rolling mouse Nagoya (Cacna1a(tg-rol)) is a spontaneous P/Q type VDCC mutant, which has been suggested as an animal model for some human neurological diseases such as autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia (SCA6), familial hemiplegic migraine and episodic ataxia(More)
permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract: Voltage dependent calcium channels (VDCC) participate in regulation of neuronal Ca 2+. The Rolling mouse Nagoya (Cacna1a tg-rol) is a spontaneous P/Q type VDCC mutant, which has been suggested as an animal model for(More)
We found a new inner ear mutant exhibiting abnormal behavior, such as circling and head shaking, in a breeding stock of SJL/J mice. The traits are inherited in a simple autosomal-recessive fashion. Animals homozygous for the responsible gene, designated cosa, show no startle response to sounds and an inability to swim. In the inner ears of cosa/cosa(More)
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