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The Panlab/Harvard Apparatus Rota Rod provides an easy way to test the effects of drugs, brain damage, or diseases on motor coordination or fatigue resistance in rodents.
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760237 Accelerating Rota Rod for 5 Mice
760238 Accelerating Rota Rod for 4 Rats
760239 Accelerating Rota Rod for 4 Rats or 4 Mice

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• Mechanical detection of fall
• Separate lane timers
• Constant speed and fixed acceleration rate
• Automatic recording of latencies to fall and rotation speed
• Mice and rats combined Rota Rod available!
• Memory for storing data
• Computer interface optional with included software

The Panlab/Harvard Apparatus Rota Rod provides an easy way to test the effects of drugs, brain damage, or diseases on motor coordination or fatigue resistance in rodents.

Basically, the animal is placed on the roller lane of the Rota Rod and the timer is started. When the animal drops safely into its own lane, the time latency to fall (minutes and seconds) and rotation speed are automatically recorded. A removable upper separator is included to prevent interference between animals running in adjacent lanes.

The Rota Rod is controlled by an advanced microprocessor which provides precise timing control and ultra-accurate speed regulation. Rotation can be electronically set at a constant speed (4-40 rpm) using a dial on the front panel. Alternatively, acceleration rate may be selected at a defined time (30 sec., 1, 2, 5 or 10 min). Acquired data is saved in the form of a table-lanes/trials. The Panlab/Harvard Apparatus Rota Rod is also provided with a computer interface enabling easy exportation of data through RS-232 serial port in a format that is compatible with Excel™.

Meziane H et al. (2007) Estrous cycle effects on behavior of C57BL/6J and BALB/cByJ female mice: implications for phenotyping strategies. Gen. Brain Behav.6(2): 192-200. (mouse, France)
Schindowski K et al. (2006) Alzheimer's Disease-Like Tau Neuropathology Leads to Memory Deficits and Loss of Functional Synapses in a Novel Mutated Tau Transgenic Mouse without Any Motor Deficits. Am. J. Pathol. 169: 599-616. (mouse, France, Belgium)
Ferrer I (2005) Inactivation of the peroxisomal ABCD2 transporter in the mouse leads to late-onset ataxia involving mitochondria, Golgi and endoplasmic reticulum. Hum. Mol. Gen. 14(23): 3565-3577. (mouse, France/Italy/Spain)
Grillet V et al. (2005) Generation and characterization of Rgs4 mutant mice. Mol. Cell. Biol. 25(10): 4221-4228. (mouse, France)
Venero C et al. (2005) Anxiety, memory impairment, and locomotor dysfunction caused by a mutant thyroid hormone receptor 1 can be ameliorated by T3 treatment. Gene & Development 19:2152-2163. (mouse, Spain/Sweden)

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Model NumberLE8200LE8300LE8500
Computer RequirementsWindows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XPWindows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XPWindows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP
Catalog PagesG14G14G14
System Dimensions Width362 mm362 mm362 mm
System Dimensions Depth240 mm240 mm240 mm
System Dimensions Height400 mm400 mm400 mm
Material CompositionMethacrylate, arnite (lanes)Methacrylate, arnite (lanes)Methacrylate, arnite (lanes)
Maximum Number of Stations1 per Computer1 per Computer1 per Computer
Power Requirements110/220 V, 50/60 Hz110/220 V, 50/60 Hz110/220 V, 50/60 Hz
SeDaCom IncludedYesYesYes
Extra Hood Height100 mm100 mm100 mm
Lane Dimensions50 mm75 mm50mm (Mice)/75mm (Rats)
Rod Diameter30 mm60 mm30mm (Mice)/60mm (Rats)
Constant Speeds4-40 RPM4-40 RPM4-40 RPM
Acceleration Rate30 seconds, 1, 2, 5, or 10 minutes30 seconds, 1, 2, 5, or 10 minutes30 seconds, 1, 2, 5, or 10 minutes

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