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The ability to solve elementary logic tasks in mice with the knockout of sodium–calcium exchanger gene 2 (NCX2)


Poletaeva, I I; Perepelkina, O V; Boyarshinova, O S; Golibrodo, V A; Lilp, I G; Lipp, H-P; Shin, Hee Sup (2016). The ability to solve elementary logic tasks in mice with the knockout of sodium–calcium exchanger gene 2 (NCX2). Doklady Biological Sciences, 469(1):159-162.

Abstract

Mice with a knockout of the sodium–calcium exchanger 2 (NCX2) gene were statistically significantly more successful than wild-type controls in the solution of two cognitive tasks, the test for the capacity to extrapolate the direction of the stimulus movement and the “puzzle-box” test for the capacity to find a hidden route to safe environment, which were based on food and aversive motivations, respectively. In both tests, the success of task solution was based on the animal’s ability to use the object’s “permanence” rule (according to J. Piaget). The data confirm that the knockout of this gene, which is accompanied by modulation of the temporal pattern of calcium membrane flux, also induces changes in mouse CNS plasticity.

Abstract

Mice with a knockout of the sodium–calcium exchanger 2 (NCX2) gene were statistically significantly more successful than wild-type controls in the solution of two cognitive tasks, the test for the capacity to extrapolate the direction of the stimulus movement and the “puzzle-box” test for the capacity to find a hidden route to safe environment, which were based on food and aversive motivations, respectively. In both tests, the success of task solution was based on the animal’s ability to use the object’s “permanence” rule (according to J. Piaget). The data confirm that the knockout of this gene, which is accompanied by modulation of the temporal pattern of calcium membrane flux, also induces changes in mouse CNS plasticity.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Anatomy
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:12 February 2016
Deposited On:20 Jan 2017 11:53
Last Modified:20 Jan 2017 12:35
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0012-4966
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1134/S0012496616040098
PubMed ID:27595821

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