May 26, 2019

A comparative assessment of aging-related NADPH diaphorase positivity in the spinal cord and medullary oblongata between pigeon and murine

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Yunge JiaHuibing Tan


NADPH diaphorase (N-d) positive neurons has been examined in many animals. N-d neurodegenerative neurites were detected in some animal models. However, detailed information of N-d positivity and aging related changes was still lack in the spinal cord and medulla oblongata of pigeons. In this study, we evaluated the N-d positivity and aging alterations in the spinal cord and medullary oblongata of the pigeon compared with rat and mouse. In pigeons, N-d neurons were more numerous in the dorsal horn, around the central canal and in the column of Terni in the thoracic and lumbar segments and scattered neurons occurred in the ventral horn of spinal segments. N-d neurons also occurred in the white matter of spinal cord. Morphometrical analysis demonstrated in the lumbosacral, cervical and thoracic regions. Compared with young pigeons, the size of N-d soma was significantly altered in aged pigeons. Meanwhile, the dramatic morphological changes occurred in the lumbar to sacral segments. The most important findings of this study were aging-related N-d positive bodies (ANB) in aged pigeons, mainly in the nucleus cuneatus externus (CuE), occasionally in the nuclei gracilis et cuneatus. ANBs were identified in the gracile nuclei in spinal ...Continue Reading

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