Shwuhey M Hong

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Although gait disturbance is frequently documented among patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), gait data from animal models of TBI are lacking. To determine the effect of TBI on gait function in adult mice, we assessed gait changes following unilateral controlled cortical impact (CCI) using a computer-assisted automated gait analysis system. Three(More)
Adult male Turkish hamsters maintained testicular function when exposed to photoperiods of 15, 16, or 17 h of light per day. Photoperiods of less than 15 or greater than 17 h of light per day induced a rapid and complete testicular regression. As pinealectomy had been shown by others to induce testicular regression in long-day Turkish hamsters, we thought(More)
The golden hamster, Mesocricetus auratus, is the only photoperiodic rodent to date that has been shown to fail to respond to inhibitory (i.e., short, less than 12.5 h/day) photoperiods until after pubertal onset. In other photoperiodic hamsters, mice, and voles, short photoperiods greatly retard gonadal maturation. The Turkish hamster, Mesocricetus brandti,(More)
A diurnal rhythm of sensitivity to exogenous melatonin was defined in adult male Turkish hamsters, Mesocricetus brandti. Melatonin was administered daily by subcutaneous injections (15 micrograms in 0.1 ml 10% ethanolic saline) for 10 weeks in animals exposed to 16 L:8 D. As in golden and Djungarian hamsters, two periods of melatonin sensitivity were(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the pineal gland of Turkish hamsters (Mesocricetus brandti) responds to adrenergic agonists with an increase in melatonin production, and, if it does, whether the sensitivity of the pineal gland to agonists would differ throughout the dark phase. Adult Turkish hamsters weighting 110-210 g received a(More)
The Turkish hamster (Mesocricetus brandti) is a photoperiodic species. In this investigation, we characterized the photoperiodic requirements for termination of gonadal refractoriness, defined as the inability of the animal to respond to short-day treatment with gonadal regression. Paired testes weights were reduced to less than 20% of their original weight(More)
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