Behavioural visual acuity of wild type and bcl2 transgenic mouse

  title={Behavioural visual acuity of wild type and bcl2 transgenic mouse},
  author={L. Gianfranceschi and A. Fiorentini and L. Maffei},
  journal={Vision Research},
  • L. Gianfranceschi, A. Fiorentini, L. Maffei
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Vision Research
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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