Publications applying rat stereotaxy and data derived from them
Strains: F=Fischer; L=Lewis; LE=Long-Evans; LH=Lister-hooded; nr=not reported; SD=Sprague-Dawley; W=Wistar. Sex: F=female, F+M=female and male; M=male; nr=not reported. Number of subjects: nr=not reported. Laterality: B=bilateral, L=left; nr=not reported; R=right. AP coordinates=anteroposterior coordinates ML coordinates=mediolateral coordinates AP/ML reference=stereotaxic reference used for anteroposterior and mediolateral coordinates: B=bregma; CS=calamus scriptorius; IA=interaural line; L=lambda; OC=occipital crest. DV coordinates=dorsoventral coordinates DV reference=stereotaxic reference used for dorsoventral coordinates: B=bregma; D=dura/brain surface; IA=interaural line; S=skull. Implant/procedure: BPS=biopsy; C=cannula implantation; ELE=electrode implantation; EXT=extraction; FUS=focused ultrasound; INJ=injection; MD=microdialysis catheter implantation; OCT=optical coherence tomography probe implantation; THM=thermode implantation. Accuracy verification method: EP=electrophysiology; H=histology; MR=magnetic resonance imaging; nr=not reported; *=intraventricular/intracisternal injection. Stereotaxic atlas: K=König and Klippel; nr=not reported; P=Paxinos. Grey text represents deducted data with some uncertainty due to insufficient reporting. Grey highlighted text represents data deducted from growth curves as explained in the Material and methods section.
Steps to reproduce
On January 1st 2017, we searched Medline for “rat” and “stereotaxic”; “rat” and “stereotactic”; and “rat” and “stereotaxy”. We limited our search to articles in English published in the prior 5 years. We excluded articles using laboratory animals other than rats, articles not reporting the stereotaxic coordinates of the target, articles of which the full text was irretrievable, protocol-only articles and reviews.