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Application of Fluoro-Jade C in Acute and Chronic Neurodegeneration Models: Utilities and Staining Differences
Recent neuropathological studies have shown that Fluoro-Jade C (FJC), an anionic fluorescent dye, is a good marker of degenerating neurons. However, those studies have mostly examined acute ratherExpand
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Neuroprotective effects of melatonin on the nigrostriatal dopamine system in the zitter rat
Melatonin has ubiquitous actions, both as a direct free-radical scavenger and as an indirect anti-oxidant. The present study examined in vivo neuroprotective effects of melatonin on the nigrostriatalExpand
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Effects of environmental enrichment on the activity of the amygdala in micrencephalic rats exposed to a novel open field
Environmental enrichment (EE) mediates recovery from sensory, motor, and cognitive deficits and emotional abnormalities. In the present study, we examined the effects of EE on locomotor activity andExpand
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Repeated mild shaking of neonates induces transient cerebral microhemorrhages and anxiety-related behavior in adult rats
Growing evidence suggests that neonatal cerebral microhemorrhages (MHs) are implicated in neuropsychiatric diseases in adults. Although animal studies have identified the progression of theExpand
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The Role of Attractin in Neurodegeneration Caused by Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress is linked to dopaminergic (DA) neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease. Our laboratory reported slowly progressive DA neurodegeneration in the zitter (zi) rat, which is AttractinExpand
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Behavioral, hormonal, and neurochemical outcomes of neonatal repeated shaking brain injury in male adult rats
It is well known that an abusive environment in childhood is related to individual anxiety behavior in adulthood. Though an imbalance of adrenocorticosteroid receptors and a dysfunction ofExpand
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Temporally distinct expression of vesicular glutamate transporters 1 and 2 during embryonic development of the rat olfactory system
To study the development of glutamatergic neurons during the main olfactory bulb morphogenesis in rats, we examined the expression of vesicular glutamate transporters 1 (VGLUT1) and 2 (VGLUT2). OnExpand
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Tyrosine hydroxylase afferents to the interstitial nucleus of the posterior limb of the anterior commissure are neurochemically distinct from those projecting to neighboring nuclei
The interstitial nucleus of the posterior limb of the anterior commissure (IPAC) is exclusively innervated by tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive (TH-IR) fibers as observed in the other nuclei of theExpand
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A rhythmic change of vesicular glutamate transporter (VGLUT) 2 expression in the rat pineal gland
The pineal gland secretes melatonin under circadian control via nocturnal noradrenergic stimulation, and expresses vesicular glutamate transporter (VGLUT) 1, VGLUT2 and a VGLUT1 splice variantExpand
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Role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase in slowly progressive dopaminergic neurodegeneration in the Zitter rat.
Neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is involved in nigrostriatal dopaminergic (DA) neurodegeneration. However, little is known about the distribution patterns and functions of nNOS in slowlyExpand
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