A rat embryo staging scale for the generation of donor tissue for neural transplantation.

@article{Torres2008ARE,
  title={A rat embryo staging scale for the generation of donor tissue for neural transplantation.},
  author={Eduardo M. Torres and U M Weyrauch and Robert L Sutcliffe and Stephen B. Dunnett},
  journal={Cell transplantation},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={535-42}
}
In rat models of Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, embryonic neural cells obtained from embryos of specified ages can be implanted into the brain to partially restore both physiology and function. However, in litters produced using overnight mating protocols (often from commercial suppliers), the embryonic age can be difficult to determine precisely. As a result, embryonic size based on crown to rump length (CRL) is usually a more reliable method of embryo staging than the day of mating… CONTINUE READING