Apoptosis in the rat basal forebrain during development and following lesions of connections.


Evidence suggests that neurotrophins are essential for the survival and phenotypic maintenance of cholinergic basal forebrain (BF) neurons. We evaluated the pattern of programmed cell death in the BF of the rat during development and after ablations of the cerebral cortex, a major target area and source of neurotrophins for BF neurons. We identified dying… (More)


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