Gestation-induced cell proliferation in the rat brain.

  title={Gestation-induced cell proliferation in the rat brain.},
  author={Miyako Furuta and Robert S. Bridges},
  journal={Brain research. Developmental brain research},
  volume={156 1},
The states of pregnancy and lactation bring about a range of physiological and behavioral changes in the adult mammal that prepare the mother to care for her young. In the present study, the effects of pregnancy on cell proliferation in the subventricular zone (SVZ) in female rats were examined. This region has been identified as a site of neurogenesis in adult rodents. To examine the proliferating cell population, control and pregnant rats were injected with bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU, 90 mg/kg… CONTINUE READING
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