FARFAN Fernando Daniel
congresos y reuniones científicas
Surface electromyographic recording applied in small animals. An approach for movements disorders quantification
PABLO YOSIN TERUYA; ANA LÍA ALBARRACÍN; ALVARO GABRIEL PIZÁ; FACUNDO LUCIANNA; LUIS PIZZI FINCATTI; FERNANDO DANIEL FARFÁN; CARMELO JOSÉ FELICE
Mar del Plata
Congreso; XXX Congreso Argentino de Investigación en Neurociencias; 2015
Sociedad Argentina de Investigación en Neurociencias
Surface electromyography (EMG) and kinematic measurements enable the objective quantification of neuromuscular function and movement in patients suffering Parkinson?s disease or another movement disorders. However, neuromuscular activity has never been characterized in animal models by using this useful technique. Instead of that, subcutaneous EMG recordings have commonly been used with the subsequent pathological and time limitation problems. In this work we describe the use of subcutaneous and surface electrodes to obtain recordings either from healthy rats as from those that were treated with 6-OHDA. Experimental studies in neurodegenerative disorders require the implementation of different behavioral tests to verify and quantify the illness progression. Our results demonstrate that the use of surface electrodes could be a feasible technique to characterize neuromuscular activity because of its reliability and its easy implementation.