Spine-type densities of hippocampal CA1 neurons vary in proestrus and estrus rats.

@article{GonzlezBurgos2005SpinetypeDO,
  title={Spine-type densities of hippocampal CA1 neurons vary in proestrus and estrus rats.},
  author={Ignacio Gonz{\'a}lez-Burgos and Misael Alejandre-G{\'o}mez and M Cervantes},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={379 1},
  pages={52-4}
}
Spines-mediated synaptic activity has been associated to learning ability. Dendritic spines from hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons of proestrus rats have been reported to be more numerous than in estrus animals, but some behavioral studies have reported a better performance during the estrus stage of the estrous cycle. Because spine shape has been shown to be strongly related to the post-synaptic processing of information, a quantitative morphological study related to the proportional density… CONTINUE READING