Alcoholism and cellular vulnerability in different brain regions.

  title={Alcoholism and cellular vulnerability in different brain regions.},
  author={Sandra Skuja and Valērija Groma and Liene Smane},
  journal={Ultrastructural pathology},
  volume={36 1},
Alcohol-induced damage causes dysfunction of selected brain regions. Multidisciplinary studies have provided an extensive description of changes observed in neurons and glia following alcohol consumption. In this study the authors have elucidated preferential cellular vulnerability in three different brain regions. Autopsy material of the prefrontal cortex, striatum, and substantia nigra obtained from the brain tissue of alcoholic subjects was used in this study. We found that dendritic tree… CONTINUE READING