Glucose metabolism in cholinoceptive cortical rat brain regions after basal forebrain cholinergic lesion.

To address the question whether the changes in cortical glucose metabolism observed in patients with Alzheimer's disease are interrelated with, or consequences of, basal forebrain cholinergic cell loss, an experimental approach was employed to produce cortical cholinergic dysfunction in rat brain by administration of the cholinergic immunotoxin 192IgG… (More)