M Mar Pérez-Cañellas

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Evidence accumulated over the last few decades demonstrates that all reptiles examined thus far continue to add neurons at a high rate and in many regions of the adult brain. This so-called adult neurogenesis has been described in the olfactory bulbs, rostral forebrain, all cortical areas, anterior dorsal ventricular ridge, septum, striatum, nucleus(More)
Postnatal neurogenesis in the the turtle telencephalon was investigated by using bromodeoxyuridine immunocytochemistry and [3H]thymidine autoradiography. Red-eared slider turtles Trachemys scripta elegans (Cryptodira, Emydidae) 2-3 months old were injected with the thymidine analogue 5'-bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) and allowed to survive for 7, 30, 90, and 180(More)
A qualitative and quantitative evaluation of adult neurogenesis in the telencephalon of a lizard was conducted using [3H]thymidine autoradiography and immunocytochemical detection of 5'-bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU). The sites of cell proliferation, the fate, and the phenotype of cells born in adulthood were determined by short and long survival experiments (7(More)
The neurotoxin 3-acetylpyridine (3AP) produces highly selective neuronal damage in specific areas of the lizard brain. Following 3AP intoxication, proliferation and migration of replacement neurons born in the ventricular walls lead to regeneration of the lesioned areas. Earlier studies established the time course of 3AP-induced degeneration and subsequent(More)
Tritiated thymidine ([3H]thymidine) autoradiography at different times after experiments showed that postnatally generated neurones in the adult lizard olfactory bulbs are not generated in a local germinative zone but in the ventricular zone (VZ) of the cerebral hemispheres, which is a long distance from the olfactory bulbs. The new cells originating in the(More)
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