Ataxia mouse model: Eye blink conditioning for early diagnosis of human disease SCA6

17 junio 2015

Scientists have established a mouse model for the human disease SCA6. SCA6 is characterized by movement deficits and caused by similar genetic alterations as Chorea Huntington. The mouse model will be used to investigate the disease mechanisms. Experiments suggest that an impairment of eye blink conditioning could be an early disease symptom.