Inappropriate use of albino animals as models in research

@article{Creel1980InappropriateUO,
  title={Inappropriate use of albino animals as models in research},
  author={D. Creel},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
  year={1980},
  volume={12},
  pages={969-977}
}
  • D. Creel
  • Published 1980
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior
  • Sensory-neural, biochemical-metabolic, and physiological anomalies occur in albino mammals. There are ontogenic and biochemical parallels between the senses, peripheral nervous system, endocrine glands, metabolism, and melanin pigmentation. All albino mammals examined have abnormal optic systems. Many drugs cannot be adequately evaluated in an albino model because of melanin's ability to bind and interact with some chemicals. There is evidence that a general reduction in melanin pigment is… CONTINUE READING

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