The investigation of pathogenic and pathophysiological mechanisms of Parkinson's disease relies on experimental models reproducing, in the animal, the pathological and behavioural features of the disease. Despite the availability of innovative models, 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) remains the most widely used tool to induce a nigrostriatal lesion in the animal (rat). This is due to (1) the relatively low complexity and cost of the procedure, (2) the fact that the 6-OHDA-induced lesion is highly reproducible, and (3) the versatility of the procedure, which can yield varying degrees of nigrostriatal lesions that develop with different temporal profiles, depending on the site chosen for the toxin injection. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

The 6-hydroxydopamine model: News from the past

Blandini F.;
2008

Abstract

The investigation of pathogenic and pathophysiological mechanisms of Parkinson's disease relies on experimental models reproducing, in the animal, the pathological and behavioural features of the disease. Despite the availability of innovative models, 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) remains the most widely used tool to induce a nigrostriatal lesion in the animal (rat). This is due to (1) the relatively low complexity and cost of the procedure, (2) the fact that the 6-OHDA-induced lesion is highly reproducible, and (3) the versatility of the procedure, which can yield varying degrees of nigrostriatal lesions that develop with different temporal profiles, depending on the site chosen for the toxin injection. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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