BFCN

(redirected from Basal Forebrain Cholinergic Neurons)
AcronymDefinition
BFCNBasal Forebrain Cholinergic Neurons
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Basal forebrain cholinergic neurons (BFCNs) project widely throughout the brain.
Our statistical analyses showed a strong positive correlation between the level of NEP mRNA expression in the frontal cortex and the number of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons, previously reported for this same cohort of dogs [17].
Basal forebrain cholinergic neurons project their axons to the cerebral cortex, striatum, amygdala, and hippocampus (Whitehouse et at 1982; Amaral and Witter 1989), where they release acetylcholine to mediate attention, learning and memory (Sarter and Parikh 2005).
Kessler, "The controlled generation of functional basal forebrain cholinergic neurons from human embryonic stem cells," STEM CELLS, vol.
Neurotrophins, such as nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), are responsible for the development and maintenance of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons (Thoenen, 1991).