Selective dendritic degeneration of medium spiny neurons in dementia with Lewy bodies.

@article{ZajaMilatovic2006SelectiveDD,
  title={Selective dendritic degeneration of medium spiny neurons in dementia with Lewy bodies.},
  author={Snjezana Zaja-Milatovic and C Dirk Keene and Kathleen S. Montine and James Ba Leverenz and Debby W. Tsuang and Thomas J. Montine},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2006},
  volume={66 10},
  pages={1591-3}
}
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is the second most common form of dementia and shows more severely impaired performance on tests of executive functions compared to Alzheimer disease. Here the authors demonstrate selective spinodendritic degeneration of medium spiny neurons in regions of the caudate nucleus that subserve executive functions and propose that this may underlie, at least in part, the heightened executive dysfunction observed in patients with DLB. 

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