Neuropathological studies on cycloate-induced neuronal cell death in the rat brain.


The herbicide cycloate (carbamothioic acid, ethyl(cyclohexyl)-S-ethyl ester) given as a single oral dose to rats, caused selective neuronal cell death in two regions in the rat forebrain, the pyramidal neurons of layers II-III throughout the pyriform cortex and in granule cells of the caudal ventro-lateral dentate gyrus. Male Alderley Park rats, 6-8-week… (More)