Cellular neuropathology of absence epilepsy in the neocortex: a population of glial cells rather than neurons is impaired in genetic rat model.


It is well accepted that absence epilepsy is not accompanied by structural brain abnormalities. In the present report, we challenged this view based on microscopic analysis of neocortex in a genetic model of absence epilepsy, WAG/Rij rats. Density of neurons and glial cells was measured in the motor, somatosensory and cingular cortical areas in epileptic… (More)


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