Dendritic and histochemical development and ageing in patients with Down's syndrome.


Mental retardation and dementia characteristic of Down's syndrome (DS) have a complex pathogenesis. Golgi and immunohistochemical studies were done on DS patients and controls from foetuses and elderly adults. Golgi studies on the cerebral cortex revealed that the postsynaptic spines on the basal dendrites increase from neonate to 15 years of age and… (More)