Journal article

Effect of fimbria-fornix lesion on I-125-angiotensin IV (Ang IV) binding in the guinea pig hippocampus

J Lee, SY Chai, MJ Morris, FAO Mendelsohn, AM Allen

BRAIN RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2003

Abstract

Central administration of angiotensin IV (Ang IV) and its analogues facilitates memory retention and retrieval in normal animals and reverses amnesia induced by scopolamine or by bilateral perforant pathway lesions. Ang IV binds with high affinity and specificity to a novel binding site designated the AT(4) receptor. AT(4) receptors are abundant in the medial septum and hippocampus, a cholinergic pathway associated with memory processing. The aim of this study was to determine whether AT(4) receptors in the guinea pig hippocampus were associated with the neural input from the basal forebrain. The fimbria-fornix was lesioned by a unilateral-knife cut and the brain was processed for 125I-Ang I..

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