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Chronic lithium treatment in a rat model of basal forebrain cholinergic depletion: Effects on memory impairment and neurodegeneration.

Gelfo F, Cutuli D, Nobili A, De Bartolo P, D’Amelio M, Petrosini L, Caltagirone C (2017) Chronic lithium treatment in a rat model of basal forebrain cholinergic depletion: Effects on memory impairment and neurodegeneration. J Alzheimers Dis 56:1505-1518.. doi: 10.3233/JAD-160892

Objective: To evaluate the potential beneficial effects of a chronic lithium treatment in preventing the damage that a basal forebrain cholinergic neurodegeneration provokes.

Summary: The chronic lithium treatment significantly rescued memory performances but did not modulate ChAT availability and caspase-3 activity. The present findings support the lithium protective effects against the cognitive impairment that characterizes the brain cholinergic depletion.

Usage: Neurodegeneration was induced by injecting the immunotoxin 192 IgG-SAP in the medial septum (0.5 ug/side) and nucleus basalis magnocellularis (0.4 ug/side).

Related Products: 192-IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-01)