Developmental and lesion induced cell death in the rat ventrobasal complex.

@article{Waite1992DevelopmentalAL,
  title={Developmental and lesion induced cell death in the rat ventrobasal complex.},
  author={Phil M E Waite and Lihua Li and K W S Ashwell},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={1992},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={485-8}
}
Naturally occurring and lesion induced neuronal death have been studied in the developing rat thalamus. Natural cell death was present from embryonic day (E)19 until postnatal day (P)8 with a peak occurring at birth. Counts of total neurones indicated a postnatal loss of 27%. Unilateral section of the infraorbital nerve at birth was associated with increased cell death in the contralateral thalamus; this was maximal at P2 and continued until P10. Counts of neurone numbers showed a reduction of… CONTINUE READING

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