Comparison of transsynaptic viral labeling of central nervous system structures from the uterine horn in virgin, pregnant, and lactating rats.

@article{Wiesel2004ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of transsynaptic viral labeling of central nervous system structures from the uterine horn in virgin, pregnant, and lactating rats.},
  author={Ory Wiesel and Ida E. T{\'o}th and Zsolt Boldogkői and {\'A}kos Horny{\'a}k and Vikt{\'o}ria Bokor and B{\'e}la Hal{\'a}sz and Ida Gerendai},
  journal={Microscopy research and technique},
  year={2004},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={244-52}
}
Using the transneuronal viral tracing method, the central nervous system (CNS) connections of the uterine horn were studied in virgin, pregnant, and in lactating rats. The frequency of viral labeling in the brain and the distribution of virus-infected neurons from the uterine horn were compared among groups. There was a marked difference in the frequency of viral labeling in the brain stem. In virgin rats more than half of the brain stems (5 out of 9) were labeled. In contrast, in pregnant… CONTINUE READING