Experientia

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 168–169 | Cite as

Adrenergic neuroplasticity is maintained in the nutritional rehabilitated adult rat

  • Z. Gottesfeld
  • G. N. Fuller
  • R. C. Wiggins
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Summary

This work examined the capacity of intact catecholaminergic axons to grow, in response to lesions, in the brain of adult rats following nutritional rehabilitation. The partially deafferented epithalamic habenula was used as a model to study neuronal plasticity. Noradrenergic neurons appear to maintain their plasticity in rats recovered from their postnatal undernutrition.

Keywords

Neuronal Plasticity Noradrenergic Neuron Nutritional Rehabilitation Postnatal Undernutrition 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Gottesfeld
    • 1
  • G. N. Fuller
    • 1
  • R. C. Wiggins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurobiology and AnatomyThe University of Texas Medical SchoolHoustonUSA

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