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Table 2 General health and neurological reflexes

From: Altered behavior in mice overexpressing soluble ST2

Group WT ST2 Tg
General health check
 Bald patch (% with) 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0
 Body size (% with average size) 100.0 ± 0.0 100.0 ± 0.0
 Body weight (g) 26.4 ± 0.4 26.2 ± 0.3
 Crustiness around the nostrils/eyes (% with) 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0
 Ear pinna/Footpad color (% with normal color) 100.0 ± 0.0 100.0 ± 0.0
 Fur (% with normal fur) 100.0 ± 0.0 100.0 ± 0.0
 Gait (% with normal gate) 100.0 ± 0.0 100.0 ± 0.0
 Leisons on the feet/tail (% with) 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0
 Posture (% with normal posture) 100.0 ± 0.0 100.0 ± 0.0
 Scabs on the tail, rump, back (% with) 0.0 ± 0.0 10.0 ± 10.0
 Tumor (% with) 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0
 Whisker (% with normal whisker) 97.8 ± 2.2 95.7 ± 3.0
Neurological screening test
 Ear twich (% with quick response) 100.0 ± 0.0 100.0 ± 0.0
 Eye blink (% with normal response) 100.0 ± 0.0 100.0 ± 0.0
 Postual reflex (% with normal response) 100.0 ± 0.0 100.0 ± 0.0
 Righting reflex (% with normal response) 100.0 ± 0.0 100.0 ± 0.0
 Whisker-touch (% with normal response) 95.6 ± 3.1 93.6 ± 3.7
  1. The general health check and neurological screening test indicated good general health, normal gross appearance, and normal neurological reflexes of all the mice (WT: n = 45, ST2 Tg: n = 47). Values are mean ± SEM