The rotarod test is a performance test based on a rotating rod with forced motor activity being applied by a mouse or rodent. The test can measure riding time or endurance. It can evalutate the balance, grip strength, and coordination of the subjects.
The RotaRod apparatus is used to measure motor coordination and balance. The time the animal is able to stay on an accelerating rod is measured automatically.
RotaRod test of Line 61 mice. Latency to fall of 1, 2, 3 and 6 month old Line 61 mice and non-transgenic littermates in the RotaRod test. tg: n = 13 – 15, ntg: n = 11 – 15; Mean + SEM; Two-way ANOVA with Bonferroni’s post hoc test. *p<0.05; **p<0.01; ***p<0.001.