The content of DNA, RNA and protein in cerebellum at different stages of the life span of rat as well as the ratios of protein to DNA, showed-that in this region extensive cell proliferation occurs between the 1st and 7th day after birth and once again between the ages of 225 and 750 days. The putative DNA degrading enzymes, acid and alkaline DNases, showed a positive correlation with the rapid DNA accretion noticed during developmental stages as well as during old age. From these results, it could be presumed that there was a second bout of glial cell multiplication in aging cerebellum and that DNases must be playing some important role in the process.
Volume 48, 2023
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