Sexual dimorphism in the mossy fiber synapses of the rat hippocampus

@article{Madeira1991SexualDI,
  title={Sexual dimorphism in the mossy fiber synapses of the rat hippocampus},
  author={Maria Dulce Cordeiro Madeira and Nuno Sousa and Manuel Maria Paula-Barbosa},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={1991},
  volume={87},
  pages={537-545}
}
The presence of sexual dimorphism in the hippocampal formation has long been recognized. Differences between male and female rats have been detected with respect to the number of dentate granule cells and branching patterns of dentate granule and hippocampal pyramidal cell dendrites. Groups of 6 male and 6 female Sprague-Dawley rats were studied at 180 days of age. Based on light microscopical Timm-staining and Golgi-impregnation and electron microscopy, and applying morphometric techniques, we… CONTINUE READING