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Spatial memory decline after masticatory deprivation and aging is associated with altered laminar distribution of CA1 astrocytes

Marina Negrão Frota de Almeida1, Fabíola de Carvalho Chaves de Siqueira Mendes1, André Pinheiro Gurgel Felício1, Manoela Falsoni1, Márcia Lorena Ferreira de Andrade1, João Bento-Torres1, Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos2, Victor Hugh Perry3, Cristovam Wanderley Picanço-Diniz1 and Marcia Consentino Kronka Sosthenes14*

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1 Universidade Federal do Pará-UFPA, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Laboratório de Investigações em Neurodegeneração e Infecção, Hospital Universitário João de Barros Barreto, Belém, PA, Brazil

2 Departamento de Arbovirologia e Febres Hemorrágicas, Instituto Evandro Chagas, IEC, Ananindeua, PA, Brazil

3 Southampton Neuroscience Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 7PX, UK

4 Laboratório de Investigações em Neurodegeneração e Infecção, ICB/HUJBB/UFPA, Rua dos Mundurucus, 4487, Guamá, Belém, PA CEP:66073-000, Brazil

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BMC Neuroscience 2012, 13:23  doi:10.1186/1471-2202-13-23

Published: 29 February 2012

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Table S1. Estimated Unilateral Number of Astrocytes (N) With the Coefficient of Error (CE) for the Stratum Lacunosum-Moleculare of CA1 of 3-, 6- and 18-Month-Old Female Albino Swiss Mice Fed A Hard Diet (HD) or Soft Diet (SD).

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Table S2. Estimated Unilateral Number of Astrocytes (N) With the Coefficient of Error (CE) for the Stratum Radiatum of CA1 of 3-, 6- and 18-Month-Old Female Albino Swiss Mice Fed A Hard Diet (HD) or Soft Diet (SD).

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Table S3. Estimated Unilateral Number of Astrocytes (N) With the Coefficient of Error (CE) for the Stratum Pyramidale of CA1 of 3-, 6- and 18-Month-Old Female Albino Swiss Mice Fed A Hard Diet (HD) or Soft Diet (SD).

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Table S4. Estimated Unilateral Number of Astrocytes (N) With the Coefficient of Error (CE) for the Stratum Oriens of CA1 of 3-, 6- and 18-Month-Old Female Albino Swiss Mice Fed A Hard Diet (HD) or Soft Diet (SD).

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Table S5. Experimental parameters and optical fractionator counting results in the stratum lacunosum-moleculare of the CA1 of 3-, 6- and 18-month-old female albino Swiss mice fed a hard diet (HD) or soft diet (SD).

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Table S6. Experimental Parameters and Optical Fractionator Counting Results in the Stratum Radiatum of CA1 of 3-, 6- and 18-Month-Old Female Albino Swiss Mice Fed A Hard Diet (HD) or Soft Diet (SD).

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Table S7. Experimental Parameters and Optical Fractionator Counting Results in the Stratum Pyramidale of CA1 of 3-, 6- and 18-Month-Old Female Albino Swiss Mice Fed A Hard Diet (HD) or Soft Diet (SD).

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Table S8. Experimental Parameters and Optical Fractionator Counting Results in the Stratum Oriens of CA1 of 3-, 6- and 18-Month-Old Female Albino Swiss Mice Fed A Hard Diet (HD) or Soft Diet (SD).

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