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Reduced protein synthesis in spinal anterior horn neurons in wobbler mouse mutant

Murakami, K., Mastaglia, F.L. and Bradley, W.G. (1980) Reduced protein synthesis in spinal anterior horn neurons in wobbler mouse mutant. Experimental Neurology, 67 (2). pp. 423-432.

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Abstract

We studied protein synthesis in cervical anterior horn neurons in the “wobbler” mouse by measuring l-[4,5-3H]leucine incorporation using a light microscopic autoradiographic technique. Cytoplasmic incorporation of the isotope was significantly reduced not only in vacuolated nerve cells but also in those which were microscopically normal suggesting that impaired protein synthetic activity precedes the earliest morphologic changes seen with the light microscope. Isotope incorporation was reduced in small as well as large neurons suggesting that the disease process is not confined to α-motoneurons.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 1980 Published by Elsevier Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/26009
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