Development of the visual cortex of rats treated with 6-hydroxydopamine in early life

Phillip Ebersole, John G. Parnavelas, Mary E. Blue

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Abstract

The development of the visual cortex was examined in control rats and in littermates whose cortical noradrenergic innervation was removed with 6-hydroxydopamine. Qualitative and quantitative observations revealed no differences in the lamination, cytoarchitecture, cell density and size between the two groups of animals. These results suggest that the number, size, and distribution of cortical neurons are not significantly altered in the absence of noradrenergic afferents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-492
Number of pages4
JournalAnatomy and Embryology
Volume162
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 6-hydroxydopamine
  • Development
  • Morphology
  • Rat
  • Visual cortex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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