Thelma M. Gunn

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The SELH/Bc mouse strain (SELH) has a high frequency of the lethal neural tube closure defect, exencephaly, in newborns and embryos. Previous work has shown that all SELH mouse embryos have an abnormal mechanism of rostral neural tube closure. They lack initiation of contact and fusion of the cranial neural tube at the prosencephalon/mesencephalon boundary(More)
BACKGROUND The SELH/Bc mouse strain has 10-30% exencephaly and is an animal model for human neural tube closure defects. This study examined the number of causative genes, their dominance relationships, and linkage map positions. METHODS The SELH/Bc strain (S) was crossed to the normal LM/Bc strain (L) and frequencies of exencephaly were observed in the(More)
The SELH/Bc (SELH) inbred stock of mice has a high liability to the neural tube closure defect, exencephaly. All SELH embryos close their cranial neural tubes by an abnormal mechanism, lacking elevation and initiation of fusion in the posterior prosencephalon/anterior mesencephalon region. Most embryos complete closure of the cranial neural tube by(More)
This study used the Comprehensive Career Needs Survey to assess how junior high and high school students perceive career concerns and how these concerns may change from Grades 7 to 12. An examination of participants’ responses about the sources of their discouragement in career planning revealed seven themes: training and education concerns, security,(More)
SELH/Bc inbred mice have ataxia in 5-10% of young adults and exencephaly in 10-20% of newborns. SELH/Bc mice also have a high rate of spontaneous mutation and therefore it could not be assumed that these two abnormalities share the same genetic cause. Previously, we have shown that the liability to exencephaly in SELH/Bc mice is multifactorial, involving(More)
In SELH/Bc mice, 5-10% of young adults are ataxic, due to a midline cleft in the cerebellum. An additional 10-20% of SELH/Bc embryos have exencephaly and die at birth. All SELH/Bc embryos omit a normal step in cranial neural tube closure, initiation of fusion at Closure 2. In the 80-90% that complete cranial neural tube closure, the last region of closure,(More)
We have developed an inbred stock of mice called SELH that has a high frequency of the neural tube defect exencephaly at birth. A previous genetic study indicated that the exencephaly is due to two to three additive loci differing between SELH and a closely related normal strain, ICR/Bc, but this analysis was not designed to detect genetic maternal effects.(More)
SELH/Bc inbred mice have an abnormal mechanism of anterior neural tube closure and 10-20% of embryos have a lethal neural tube closure defect, exencephaly. Our previous studies have focused on this multifactorial threshold trait. However, SELH mice are also characterized by another trait that also shows non-Mendelian transmission ratios, an ataxia(More)
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