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Cholinergic deafferentation of the hippocampus causes non-temporally graded retrograde amnesia in an odor discrimination task.

Köppen J, Stuebing S, Sieg M, Blackwell A, Blankenship P, Cheatwood J, Wallace D (2016) Cholinergic deafferentation of the hippocampus causes non-temporally graded retrograde amnesia in an odor discrimination task. Behav Brain Res 299:97-104. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.11.021

Summary: The memory impairments experienced in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease have been well documented. One theory attributes these impairments to the loss of cholinergic basal forebrain neurons, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Some patients experience a retrograde amnesia, in which older memories are relatively stable and more recent memories are frequently lost. The temporal relationship of memories to disease onset has not been definitively established. In this work the authors administered either 150 ng or 200 ng of 192-IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-01) into the medial septum of rats. Using a string-pulling task, a model for temporal learning was established. The results indicate that cholinergic projections originating in the medial septum are involved in long-term memory retrieval, and that loss of these neurons does not create a temporal type of amnesia.

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