Behavioural visual acuity of wild type and bcl2 transgenic mouse

@article{Gianfranceschi1999BehaviouralVA,
  title={Behavioural visual acuity of wild type and bcl2 transgenic mouse},
  author={Laura Gianfranceschi and Adriana Fiorentini and Lamberto Maffei},
  journal={Vision Research},
  year={1999},
  volume={39},
  pages={569-574}
}
Since the advent of gene manipulating techniques, it has become increasingly important to study the neural functional properties of the mouse. The bcl2 gene has a powerful inhibitory action on naturally occurring cell death. As a consequence the brain of bcl2 overexpressing mouse is 1.5 times bigger than the brain of a wild type animal and the retina has more than twice the ganglion cells than normal (Martinou, Dubois-Dauphin, Staple, Rodriguez, Frankowski, Missotten, Albertini, Talabot… 

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