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The mammalian auditory system consists of a large number of cell groups, each containing its own complement of neuronal cell types. In recent years, much effort has been devoted to the quantitation of auditory neurons with common morphological, connectional, pharmacological or functional features. However, it is difficult to place these data into the proper(More)
We have identified a novel nucleus of the mammalian brain and termed it the tectal longitudinal column (TLC). Basic histologic stains, tract-tracing techniques and three-dimensional reconstructions reveal that the rat TLC is a narrow, elongated structure spanning the midbrain tectum longitudinally. This paired nucleus is located close to the midline,(More)
Mutation in the protocadherin 19 (PCDH19) gene is an increasingly recognized cause of epilepsy in females. This disorder is frequently associated with mental retardation and psychiatric features. We describe two unrelated females with novel PCDH19 missense mutations. One was de novo, and the other was inherited from her unaffected father. Both had mild(More)
We have used the anterograde tracer Phaseolus vulgaris-leucoagglutinin (PHA-L) to study with albino rats the projections from the inferior colliculus (IC) to the tectal longitudinal column (TLC), a newly discovered nucleus that spans the midbrain tectum longitudinally, on each side of the midbrain, immediately above the periaqueductal gray matter. We(More)
The superior paraolivary nucleus (SPON), a prominent GABAergic center of the mammalian auditory brainstem, projects to the ipsilateral inferior colliculus (IC) and sends axons through the commissure of the IC (CoIC). Herein we demonstrate that the SPON is reciprocally connected with the recently discovered tectal longitudinal column (TLC). The TLC is a long(More)
PURPOSE Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has a strong genetic component with a major locus at 1q31, including the complement factor H (CFH) gene. Detailed analyses of this locus have demonstrated the existence of one SNP haplotype block, carrying the CFH 402His allele, which confers increased risk for AMD, and two protective SNP haplotypes, one of(More)
Santamaría. Olfactory bulb proteome dynamics during the progression of sporadic Alzheimer's disease: Identification of common and distinct olfactory targets across Alzheimer-related co-pathologies. 6. New insights into the human brain proteome: Protein expression profiling of deep brain stimulation target areas. Anatomo-proteomic characterization of human(More)
The decrease of volume estimates in different structures of the medial temporal lobe related to memory correlate with the decline of cognitive functions in neurodegenerative diseases. This study presents data on the association between MRI quantitative parameters of medial temporal lobe structures and their quantitative estimate in microscopic examination.(More)
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