Histological changes in brain tissue of rat induced neuronal excitotoxicity by NMDA(N-methyl-D-asparate)

NMDA(N-methyl-D-asparate)의 투여에 의해 유발된 신경 과흥분상태에서의 쥐의 뇌조직 변화

  • Song, Jae-chan (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University)
  • 송재찬 (경북대학교 수의과대학)
  • Received : 1998.04.14
  • Published : 1998.06.25


Histological changes was investigated in the 4 weeks old rat brain using NMDA (N-methyl-D-asparate) which is capable of mediating excitotoxic events. The changes were occured when the injected NMDA solved in PBS was over $1.0{\mu}g/g$(about 90nM). The necrosis of Purkinje cells in cerebellum and the increasement of coloidal plexus cell number were prevalent. The Purkinje cell number of necrosis were increased according to increasement of amount of injected NMDA. In spite of increasement of degenerated Purkinje cell number, differentiation of new Purkinje cell was not identified because total number of Purkinje cell was not changed. The change of cell number was observed in coloidal plexus cell rather than degeneration of cell. About 5 time increasement was occured. This change may cause increasement of cerebrospinal fluid and the makes mophorogy of brain more round than nomal.


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