Method of constructing spinal injury model monkey and utilization thereof
|Posted date||Aug 26, 2011|
|Country||United States of America|
|Date of filing||Nov 26, 2002|
|Gazette Date||Aug 25, 2005|
|Gazette Date||Jul 13, 2010|
|International application number||JP2002012308|
|International publication number||WO2003045137|
|Date of international filing||Nov 26, 2002|
|Date of international publication||Jun 5, 2003|
|Title||Method of constructing spinal injury model monkey and utilization thereof|
A method for creating a monkey model of spinal cord injury, which includes exposing the dura mater of the cervical cord of a monkey and applying a load on the dura mater; the thus-created monkey model of spinal cord injury; and a method for evaluating a therapeutic drug for spinal cord injury by use of this model.
According to the present invention, it is possible to create a monkey which is close to the human and thus useful as a model of human spinal cord injury.
This model enables proper evaluation of therapeutic effects of various drugs on spinal cord injury.
Through use of this model, it has been confirmed for the first time that transplantation therapy of human neural stem cells is efficacious against spinal cord injury.
|Scope of claims||
1. A method for creating a monkey model of cervical spinal cord injury, comprising exposing the dura mater of the cervical cord of a monkey and applying a load onto the exposed dura mater of the cervical cord region, wherein the load weighs 15 to 25 g and is applied by being caused to fall from 20 to 60 mm above the dura mater, wherein the monkey model exhibits a protracted disorder in motor function compared to a monkey to which the load has not been applied.
2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the monkey in which spinal cord injury has been created has a motor function disorder which is comparable to that of human spinal cord injury.
3. The method according to claim 1, wherein said dura mater is exposed by excising any one of the C3 to C7 cervical vertebrae.
4. The method according to claim 1, wherein the protracted disorder of motor function is at least one member selected from the group consisting of limb movement, turning movement, seated posture, standing, jumping, extension of forelimbs, reaching with forelimb, grasping an object with forelimb, climbing, holding with limb, and combinations thereof.
|IPC(International Patent Classification)||
|Reference ( R and D project )||CREST Development, Differentiation, and Regeneration in Biological Systems AREA|
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