UCL  IRIS
Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
Publication Detail
Which memory task for my mouse? A systematic review of spatial memory performance in the Tg2576 Alzheimer's mouse model.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    Stewart S, Cacucci F, Lever C
  • Publication date:
    2011
  • Pagination:
    105, 126
  • Journal:
    J Alzheimers Dis
  • Volume:
    26
  • Issue:
    1
  • Status:
    Published
  • Country:
    Netherlands
  • PII:
    L86652J57223H660
  • Language:
    eng
  • Keywords:
    Alzheimer Disease, Animals, Databases, Factual, Disease Models, Animal, Humans, Memory Disorders, Mice, Mice, Transgenic, Space Perception
Abstract
We review studies testing performance on tasks putatively tapping spatial memory in the Tg2576 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD). This model exhibits age-dependent elevation of amyloid-β in the hippocampal formation and elsewhere in the brain. From 49 articles in all, we reviewed Tg2576 performance on five spatial memory tasks: the reference memory version of the Morris water maze, continuous Y-maze alternation, discrete forced-choice T-maze alternation, the radial arm water maze, and the circular platform maze (Barnes maze). Proportionally, the likelihood of detecting significant impairment in Tg2576 mice (relative to age-matched controls) was found to be: highest with the use of T-maze alternation and the radial arm water maze; intermediate when using the Morris water maze and continuous Y-maze alternation; and lowest when using the circular platform maze. These results are indicative rather than conclusive, but have implications for testing cognitive function in Tg2576 mice and, potentially, other AD rodent models. The apparent sensitivity of the T-maze alternation task and reduced sensitivity of the Morris water maze task (reference memory version) are discussed. We also consider limitations and potential improvements in assessing cognitive impairment in dementia models.
Publication data is maintained in RPS. Visit https://rps.ucl.ac.uk
 More search options
UCL Researchers
Author
Neuro, Physiology & Pharmacology
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by