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Development and plasticity of the mouse primary visual cortex

Ranson, Adam 2011. Development and plasticity of the mouse primary visual cortex. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

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Abstract

A strain difference was observed in juvenile OD plasticity between C57BL/6J and C57BL/6JOlaHsd mice whereby open eye 'homeostatic' potentiation was completely absent in the C57BL/6JOlaHsd strain. This was accompanied by an absence of dark exposure induced synaptic scaling as measured ex vivo. In contrast in adulthood both strains showed comparable open eye potentiation, suggesting a mechanistic difference between juvenile and adult plasticity. Preliminary data suggests that while juvenile open eye potentiation is homeostatic, in adulthood it may be more LTP like and dependent upon CaMKII autophosphorylation.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Biosciences
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 04:14
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/54216

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