Spontaneous circling behavior and dopamine neuron loss in a genetically hypothyroid mouse.

Abstract

The genetically hypothyroid mouse, Tshr(hyt), has a single point mutation resulting in a defective thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor, and therefore a non-functional thyroid gland. This is an autosomal recessive disorder and affected mice have been reported to have a number of somatic and behavioral deficits. This study reports a pronounced, spontaneous… (More)

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