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Exp Brain Res. 1990;79(2):427-30.

The use of a retroviral vector to identify foetal striatal neurones transplanted into the adult striatum.

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Department of Neuroendocrinology, AFRC Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research, Babraham, Cambridge, UK.

Abstract

A retrovirus which encodes beta-galactosidase was used to infect embryonic rat striatal cells before grafting these cells into the lesioned adult rat striatum. Examination of the grafts after long term survival (8 months) revealed that a few small and large cells expressed large amounts of bacterial beta-galactosidase activity. The larger diameter cells were identified as neurones by their size, shape and presence of neuronal processes. The identity of the small diameter cell types was not established.

PMID:
2108874
DOI:
10.1007/bf00608254
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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