Dr. Yuhong Zhao and co-workers from Sun Yat-sen University in China explored the projection of nestin+ neurons to the olfactory bulb and the time course of nestin+ neurons in the medial septum-diagonal band of Broca in adult rats during injury recovery after olfactory nerve transection. These researchers observed that all nestin+ neurons were double-labeled with ChAT in the medial septum-diagonal band of Broca. Approximately 53.6% of nestin+ neurons were projected to the olfactory bulb and co-labeled with fast blue. A large number of nestin+ neurons were not present in each region of the medial septum-diagonal band of Broca. Nestin+ neurons in the medial septum and vertical limb of the diagonal band of Broca showed obvious compensatory function. The number of nestin+ neurons decreased to a minimum later than nestin–/ChAT+ neurons in the medial septum-diagonal band of Broca. Their results suggest that nestin+ cholinergic neurons may have a closer connection to olfactory bulb neurons. Nestin+ cholinergic neurons may have a stronger tolerance to injury than Nestin–/ChAT+ neurons. The relevant study has been published in the Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 9, No. 3, 2014).
Article: " Special function of nestin+ neurons in the medial septum-diagonal band of Broca in adult rats," by Yuhong Zhao, Kaihua Guo, Dongpei Li, Qunfang Yuan, Zhibin Yao (Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China)
Zhao YH, Guo KH, Li DP, Yuan QF, Yao ZB. Special function of nestin+ neurons in the medial septum-diagonal band of Broca in adult rats. Neural Regen Res. 2014;9(3):308-317.
Contact: Meng Zhao
Neural Regeneration Research
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