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Distribution of NGF Receptors in Control and Alzheimer’s Disease Basal Forebrain

  • D. Dawbarn
  • S. J. Allen
  • J. J. S. Treanor
  • S. H. MacGowan
  • G. K. Wilcock
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 38A)

Abstract

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is characterised by a loss of memory and confusion. Neuropathological changes indicate neuronal loss and degeneration in the neocortex and the cholinergic basal forebrain. The cholinergic system is involved in some aspects of learning and memory and it has been suggested that some of the memory defects observed in AD are caused by this degeneration.

Keywords

Nerve Growth Factor Basal Forebrain Choline Acetyltransferase Nerve Growth Factor Receptor ChAT Activity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Dawbarn
    • 1
  • S. J. Allen
    • 1
  • J. J. S. Treanor
    • 1
  • S. H. MacGowan
    • 1
  • G. K. Wilcock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine (Care of the Elderly)University of BristolBristolUK

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