|Authors||Fleming SM, Schallert T, Ciucci MR|
|Journal||Behav. Brain Res. Volume: 231 Issue: 2 Pages: 317-22|
|Publish Date||2012 Jun 01|
In Parkinson’s disease both limb and cranial sensorimotor functions are impaired, leading to a profound diminished quality of life for many patients. Toxin and genetic animal models of Parkinson’s disease are likely essential for understanding the pathology associated with these impairments as well as for the development and testing of potential therapeutics. Here we describe useful novel and established behavioral outcome measures for assessing limb and cranial sensorimotor functions in toxin and genetic models of parkinsonism in rats and mice.