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A monoclonal antibody against the rat liver glucocorticoid receptor was used in combination with rabbit antibodies against tyrosine hydroxylase, phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase, and 5-hydroxytryptamine to demonstrate strong glucocorticoid receptor immunoreactivity in large numbers of central monoaminergic nerve cell bodies of the male rat. The(More)
By means of a monoclonal antibody against the rat liver glucocorticoid receptor (GR) in combination with the indirect immunoperoxidase technique it has been possible to demonstrate GR-immunoreactive nerve and glial cell nuclei all over the tel- and diencephalon of the male rat. Strongly GR-immunoreactive nerve cell nuclei were only present in the(More)
Over many years a large number of studies have demonstrated that nicotine and exposure to cigarette smoke produce marked neuroendocrine changes in animals and in man. The initial effects of nicotine are characterized by a marked hypersecretion of ACTH, vasopressin, beta-endorphin, prolactin and LH. Many of these very acute stimulatory effects of nicotine(More)
By means of the indirect immunoperoxidase technique using two-color immunocytochemistry a moderate to strong nuclear glucocorticoid receptor (GR) immunoreactivity was demonstrated in the vast majority of the corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF)-immunoreactive nerve cells of the parvocellular parts of the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus, of the(More)
By means of monoclonal antibodies against the rat liver glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and the human estrogen receptor (ER), in combination with an immunocytochemical analysis, it has been possible to map out GR and ER immunoreactive (IR) neurons in the rat central nervous system and GR IR glial cells in the white matter. The GR IR is located in the cytoplasm(More)
The aim of this study was to examine details of the distribution of neuropeptide Y (NPY)-immunoreactive perikarya and nerve terminals in the medulla oblongata in relation to cytoarchitectonically and functionally distinct catecholaminergic regions. The immunoperoxidase method was combined with Nissl staining to determine nuclear boundaries of(More)
By means of the indirect immunoperoxidase method glucocorticoid receptor (GR) immunoreactive nerve cells of the lower brain stem and the spinal cord have been mapped out in the rat, using a monoclonal antibody against rat liver GR. The GR immunoreactivity was predominantly located within the nuclei of these nerve cell bodies but also in glial cells of the(More)