Table 2.

Properties of dentate granule cells (apical dendrites and apical and basal combined)

TreatmentPrimary apical dendrite numberApical dendrite branch numberApical dendrite length (total μm)Apical dendrite length (mean μm)Number of dendritic endings (0–50 μm)Total number of dendritic endings
GFP (n = 14)2.34  ± 0.2913.5 (8–20)1542  ± 116649 (411–2429)0 (0–1)16.0 (10–21)
GFP + NGF (n = 10)2.30  ± 0.3015 (7–26)1461  ± 165668 (297–1673)0 (0–3)18.5 (8–28)
GFP + BDNF (n = 19)2.11  ± 0.2316 (6–52)1444  ± 130616 (284–2163)3.5 (0–29)2-16020.0 (10–56)*
  • Median (range). Mean ± SEM.

  • * Significantly different from GFP; p <0.05; log transformation.

  • F2-160 Significantly different from GFP and GFP +NGF;p < 0.001.