3-Nitropropionic acid toxicity in the striatum.


We examined the effects of chronic systemic administration of the mitochondrial toxin 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NP) in doses ranging from 12 to 16 mg/kg/day for 30 days on striatal cytoarchitecture in rats. Administration of 3-NP at a dose of 16 mg/kg/day resulted in large lesions with a central necrotic core that was depleted of both neurons and glia. Glial… (More)