Structural alteration and possible growth of afferents after kainate lesion in the adult rat thalamus.

Afferents to the thalamic ventrobasal complex (VB) originating from the spinal cord, the dorsal column nuclei, and the somatosensory cortex were anterogradely labeled by WGA-HRP 30 days after an injection of kainic acid (KA), which produced a complete unilateral neuronal loss in the VB, the opposite side being used as a control. At the light microscopic… CONTINUE READING