Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 61, Issue 3–4, pp 178–182 | Cite as

Loss of intracortical myelinated fibers: A distinctive age-related alteration in the human striate area

  • P. Lintl
  • H. Braak
Original Works


The amount of myelin in Gennari's stripe in the human striate cortex has been measured in normal individuals ranging in age from 18 to 96 years. From the third decade onward, the amount of myelin in this intracortical plexus is gradually reduced with advancing age.

Key words

Ageing Demyelination Line of Gennari Striate area Isocortex Man 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Lintl
    • 1
  • H. Braak
    • 1
  1. 1.Zentrum der MorphologieUniversität FrankfurtFrankfurt a. M.Germany

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