Overgrowth and pruning of dendrites in adult rats recovering from neocortical damage.

@article{Jones1992OvergrowthAP,
  title={Overgrowth and pruning of dendrites in adult rats recovering from neocortical damage.},
  author={Theresa A. Jones and Timothy J Schallert},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1992},
  volume={581 1},
  pages={156-60}
}
Unilateral lesions to the forelimb representation (FL) area of the rat sensorimotor cortex caused a time-dependent increase in the dendritic arborization of layer V pyramidal neurons in the contralateral homotopic cortex. The increase in arborization was maximum at 2-3 weeks after the lesion, following which there was a partial reduction in dendritic branching. These neural morphological changes may be related to post-lesion behavioral changes in the use of the forelimbs. 
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