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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 186-188
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.186.188
 
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The Similarity of Astrocytes Number in Dentate Gyrus and CA3 Subfield of Rats Hippocampus

Mehrdad Jahanshahi, Y. Sadeghi, A. Hosseini and N. Naghdi

Abstract:
The dentate gyrus is a part of hippocampal formation that it contains granule cells, which project to the pyramidal cells and interneurons of the CA3 subfield of the hippocampus. Astrocytes play a more active role in neuronal activity, including regulating ion flux currents, energy production, neurotransmitter release and synaptogenesis. Astrocytes are the only cells in the brain that contain the energy molecule glycogen. The close relationship between dentate gyrus and CA3 area can cause the similarity of the number of astrocytes in these areas. In this study 5 male albino wistar rats were used. Rats were housed in large plastic cage in animal house and were maintained under standard conditions, after histological processing, The 7 μm slides of the brains were stained with PTAH staining for showing the astrocytes. This staining is specialized for astrocytes. We showed that the number of astrocytes in different (ant., mid., post) parts of dentate gyrus and CA3 of hippocampus is the same. For example, the anterior parts of two area have the most number of astrocytes and the middle parts of two area have the least number of astrocytes. We concluded that dentate gyrus and CA3 area of hippocampus have the same group of astrocytes.
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Mehrdad Jahanshahi, Y. Sadeghi, A. Hosseini and N. Naghdi, 2007. The Similarity of Astrocytes Number in Dentate Gyrus and CA3 Subfield of Rats Hippocampus. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10: 186-188.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.186.188

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2007.186.188

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