Fibrous astrocytes in senile dementia of the alzheimer type

Ruben Schechter, Shu Hui C. Yen, Robert D. Terry

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Fibrous astrocytes were stained by the Sternberger (peroxidase-antiper- oxidase) method, using paraffin sections of mid-frontal cerebral cortex of patients with senile dementia and of normals of similar age. The populations of fibrous astrocytes were similar in the molecular layer, but were widely divergent in layers II through VI. Here the mean count of fibrous astrocytes in senile dimentia of the Alzheimer type was more than four times that of the normal aged cortex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-101
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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