G Barajas-López

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A Golgi study of third-layer pyramidal neurons from the corticofrontal cortex of tryptophan-restricted rats was carried out. At 40 days of age, dendritic arborization from treated rats was less profuse than that seen in control rats, and enlargement of dendritic processes, as well as an increase of the number of dendritic spines, were observed in 60-day-old(More)
Acute pharmacological studies have shown that the relationship between serotonin and place learning is very unclear and when serotoninergic neurotransmission is manipulated, little or no effect on place learning has been observed. Since tryptophan is the precursor of the serotonin synthesis, female rats were chronically given a tryptophan-restricted diet(More)
The CA1 hippocampal region is involved in organizing several neuropsychological processes. Pyramidal cell dendritic spines in the CA1 field of rats subjected to chronic tryptophan diet restriction were quantified at 21, 40, and 60 days of age. At 40 days of age, the number of spines in the distal third of the apical dendrite was smaller in experimental(More)
Six types of neurons were identified and characterized by the Golgi technique in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus of the rat: non-ramified unipolar, ramified unipolar, non-ramified bipolar, ramified bipolar, small multipolar, and large multipolar. All had few spines, both somatic and dendritic spines. Characterization of the neuronal cytoarchitecture of the(More)
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