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Improvements in memory after medial septum stimulation are associated with changes in hippocampal cholinergic activity and neurogenesis.

Jeong D, Lee J, Lee S, Chang W, Kim S, Chang J (2014) Improvements in memory after medial septum stimulation are associated with changes in hippocampal cholinergic activity and neurogenesis. Biomed Res Int 2014:568587. doi: 10.1155/2014/568587

Summary: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a technique by which electrical impulses are applied to specific areas of the brain as therapy for various disorders. In this work the authors examined the mechanisms by which DBS can treat dementia. Rats received 5.04 μg intracerebroventricular injections of 192-IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-01); some rats also received an electrode implanted into the medial septum. Lesioned animals displayed deficits in water maze testing – this deficit was eliminated for the group that received electrical stimulation to the medial septum. The stimulated group also displayed an increase in hippocampal cholinergic activity as well as neurogenesis, indicating that DBS has therapeutic potential.

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