Monosodium Glutamate-Induced Brain Lesions: Electron Microscopic Examination

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Science  30 Oct 1970:
Vol. 170, Issue 3957, pp. 549-550
DOI: 10.1126/science.170.3957.549


Albino mice injected with monosodium glutamate developed brain lesions in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus. Lesions involved primarily microglial cells with no effect to the perikarya of neurons. Distal neuronal processes were only slightly affected.

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