Table 1.

Percentage of neurons and astrocytes in the SVZ and parenchyma

InfusateSubventricular zoneStriatumSeptumHypothalamus
% Neurons% Astrocytes% Neurons% Astrocytes% Neurons% Astrocytes% Neurons% Astrocytes
BDNF26.64  ± 11.2216.85  ± 3.3629.81  ± 7.426.69  ± 3.22*33.62  ± 13.773.11  ± 0.311-16041.66  ± 2.631-1603.31  ± 1.26
PBS21.82  ± 12.4918.64  ± 9.5923.14  ± 10.213.06  ± 1.6727.03  ± 7.651.78  ± 0.7421.38  ± 12.833.19  ± 1.67
  • The percentages of neurons and astrocytes in the SVZ and parenchyma were counted using conventional and confocal microscopy in at least three sections per structure in each animal (3 animals per group). In all structures analyzed, the conventional and confocal microscopy counts were combined because of their similarity. All measurements are mean ± SEM. Statistical analyses were performed using one-way and two-way ANOVA.

  • * p < 0.05;

  • F1-160 p < 0.005.