The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of a cholesterol-rich diet on learning performance and monitor possible related changes in synaptic function. To this purpose, we compared controls with rats fed with a cholesterol-enriched diet (CD). By using a Morris water-maze paradigm, we found that CD rats learned a water-maze task more quickly… (More)
We discuss the problem of counting vertices in Gelfand–Zetlin poly-topes. Namely, we deduce a partial differential equation with constant coefficients on the exponential generating function for these numbers. For some particular classes of Gelfand-Zetlin polytopes, the number of vertices can be given by explicit formulas.