Morphological changes in the cochlear nucleus and nucleus of the trapezoid body in Gunn rat pups.

Mechanisms underlying bilirubin encephalopathy and hearing loss remain poorly understood, including the way bilirubin enters the nervous system and how bilirubin accumulates in circumscribed regions of the brain. The present experiments examined the auditory brainstem in heterozygous (Nj) and homozygous (jj) Gunn rats at an age when serum bilirubin levels… (More)