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Title: Development and plasticity of the mouse primary visual cortex
Author: Ranson, Adam
ISNI:       0000 0004 2751 4829
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2011
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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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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