Neuropathological studies in a mutant hamster model of paroxysmal dystonia.


Dystonic movements in a mutation of the Syrian golden hamster, named dtsz, have several features in common with clinically observed paroxysmal dystonic choreoathetosis. In this study the CNS of the mutant hamsters and age-matched nondystonic controls was examined for morphological alterations at the age of 30 days, i.e., when the severity of the dystonic… (More)