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Jens Randel Nyengaard

Stereological study of postnatal development in the mouse utricular macula

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  • Institute of Clinical Medicine
  • The Department of Pathology - ÅKH
  • Stereological Research Laboratory
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Zoophysiology
This study describes the morphometric changes taking place in the utricular macula of mice with ages in geometric progression from 1 to 512 days after birth. By using design-based stereological methods, the total volume and surface area of the sensory epithelium as well the total number of the hair cells and supporting cells were estimated. Finally, the numerical density, volume density, and mean volume of the individual cell types were determined. The major changes were found in the number of the individual cell types during the first couple of weeks, and a mature composition of cell types was not attained until 16 days after birth. There was no change in the total number of cells and no decline in the number of hair cells within the time period studied.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJ. Comp. Neurol.
Volume492
Pages (from-to)132-144
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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