Effect of the environment on the dendritic morphology of the rat auditory cortex.

@article{Bose2010EffectOT,
  title={Effect of the environment on the dendritic morphology of the rat auditory cortex.},
  author={Mitali Bose and Pablo Mu{\~n}oz-Llancao and Swagata Roychowdhury and Justin Andrew Nichols and Vikram Jakkamsetti and Benjamin Porter and Rajasekhar Byrapureddy and Humberto Salgado and Michael P. Kilgard and Francisco Aboitiz and A Dagnino-Subiabre and Marco Atzori},
  journal={Synapse},
  year={2010},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={97-110}
}
The present study aimed to identify morphological correlates of environment-induced changes at excitatory synapses of the primary auditory cortex (A1). We used the Golgi-Cox stain technique to compare pyramidal cells dendritic properties of Sprague-Dawley rats exposed to different environmental manipulations. Sholl analysis, dendritic length measures, and spine density counts were used to monitor the effects of sensory deafness and an auditory version of environmental enrichment (EE). We found… CONTINUE READING
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