Table 1

Loss of cholinergic neurons from the basal forebrain as a percentage of control tissue cell counts.

Rat No.

MS/VDB

HDB/MCPO

SIB

NbM/SI


205

25.35

49.40

73.06

67.29

207

47.69

87.01

69.43

88.92

215

17.12

36.95

26.42

69.44

216

32.01

70.81

54.92

80.65

217

17.18

62.76

39.90

70.46

228

29.31

67.61

32.64

72.44

Mean % loss

32.83

73.83

54.83

86.67


Neurons were identified by ChAT immunohistochemistry. Abbreviations: MS/VDB medial septum/vertical limb of the diagonal band; HDB/MCPO horizontal limb of the diagonal band/magnocellular preoptic area; SIB substantia innominata basal part; NbM/SI nucleus basalis magnocellularis/substantia innominata.

Rostron et al. BMC Neuroscience 2008 9:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2202-9-16

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