Sex-dependent effects of 56Fe irradiation on contextual fear conditioning in C57BL/6J mice.

@article{Villasana2010SexdependentEO,
  title={Sex-dependent effects of 56Fe irradiation on contextual fear conditioning in C57BL/6J mice.},
  author={Laura E. Villasana and Jenna S Rosenberg and Jacob Raber},
  journal={Hippocampus},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={19-23}
}
Effects of irradiation on hippocampal function have been mostly studied in male rodents and relatively little is known about potential effects of irradiation on hippocampal function in female rodents. Moreover, although the long-term effects of clinical radiation on cognitive function have been well established, the effects of other forms of irradiation, such as high charged, high energy radiation (HZE particles) that astronauts encounter during space missions have not been well characterized… CONTINUE READING