Perry T, Hodges H, Gray JA (2001) Behavioural, histological and immunocytochemical consequences following 192 IgG-Saporin immunolesions of the basal forebrain cholinergic system. Brain Res Bull 54(1):29-48. doi: 10.1016/s0361-9230(00)00413-5
Summary: 192-Saporin (Cat. #IT-01) has been used extensively as a model for Alzheimer’s Disease. The neuronal deficits caused by intraparenchymal forebrain injections (0.3-0.51 µg/µl) are apparent during tasks demanding attentional processing, but not standard tasks of learning and memory. Perry et al. compare the testing strategies for each deficit. They find that the water maze may not demand enough attentional processing to demonstrate deficits caused by this lesion. The authors also study long-term effects of 192-Saporin in rats. Although the authors produced very useful data at five to six months, they found evidence of an inflammatory response and non-specific cell death eleven months post treatment, indicating 192-Saporin may be problematic for very long-term experiments.
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