Hormonal regulation of adult hippocampal dendritic spine density

Catherine S. Woolley*, Bruce S. McEwen

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Abstract

Dendritic regulation cover the surface of a wide variety of neuronal types and are the postsynaptic sites of approximately 90% of the excitatory synapses formed in the central nervous system. Interestingly, changes in the morphology and/or density of dendritic spines have been shown to occur naturally, implying that they are a normal part of brain function. Even in the adult, dendritic spines are remarkably plastic. The hormonal state of an animal has been shown to be an important factor in regulation of dendritic spine density, both during development and in the adult. A study on the hormonal regulation of adult hippocampal dendritic spine density is presented in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Meeting, Microscopy Society of America
EditorsG.W. Bailey, A.J. Garratt-Reed
Pages30-31
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jul 31 1994Aug 5 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period7/31/948/5/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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