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Table 1 General physical characteristics and sensory-motor functions

From: Enhanced stability of hippocampal place representation caused by reduced magnesium block of NMDA receptors in the dentate gyrus

  Controls Mutants p value
Physical Characteristics
Age (week) 10~13 10~13  
Weight (g) (10~13w) 25.8 (±0.3) 24.7 (±0.3) 0.0153
Weight (g) (14~17w) 30.0 (±0.4) 28.8 (±0.5) 0.244
Whiskers (% with) 79 84  
Fur (% with normal fur) 100 100  
Rectal temperature (°C) 36.5 (±0.2) 36.2 (±0.2) 0.2697
Sensory Motor Reflex
Ear twitch (% with quick response) 89% 95%  
Whisker twitch (% with normal response) 100% 95%  
Righting reflex (% with normal response) 100% 100%  
Motor tests
Wire hang (latency to fall: sec) 55 (±2) 54 (±2) 0.7684
  1. Data represent the mean ± S.E.M. (mutant: n = 19, control: n = 19).