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Spatial memory decline after masticatory deprivation and aging is associated with altered laminar distribution of CA1 astrocytes

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Title
Spatial memory decline after masticatory deprivation and aging is associated with altered laminar distribution of CA1 astrocytes
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BMC Neuroscience, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2202-13-23
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Marina Frota de Almeida, Fabíola de Siqueira Mendes, André Gurgel Felício, Manoela Falsoni, Márcia Ferreira de Andrade, João Bento-Torres, Pedro da Costa Vasconcelos, Victor Perry, Cristovam Picanço-Diniz, Marcia Kronka Sosthenes

Abstract

Chewing imbalances are associated with neurodegeneration and are risk factors for senile dementia in humans and memory deficits in experimental animals. We investigated the impact of long-term reduced mastication on spatial memory in young, mature and aged female albino Swiss mice by stereological analysis of the laminar distribution of CA1 astrocytes. A soft diet (SD) was used to reduce mastication in the experimental group, whereas the control group was fed a hard diet (HD). Assays were performed in 3-, 6- and 18-month-old SD and HD mice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 3%
Chile 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Unknown 35 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 26%
Student > Master 7 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 16%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Professor 3 8%
Other 6 16%
Unknown 3 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 39%
Neuroscience 6 16%
Psychology 6 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 3 8%

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