B. A. Flumerfelt

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The HRP tracing method was employed to investigate the organization and afferent connections of the interpeduncular nucleus (IPN) in the rat. To study the topographical features of the different projections, a method was devised for obtaining HRP placements of limited size in different areas of the IPN. The main afferent connection of the IPN is a(More)
The output of the basal ganglia is directed through the entopeduncular nucleus (EPN) and the substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNR) and pars lateralis (SNL), which provide a gamma-aminobutyric acidergic (GABAergic) projection to various nuclei of the thalamus and brainstem. Although many neurons within the SNR and EPN have been described as modality(More)
The mammalian neostriatum is divisible into neurochemically and cytoarchitectonically distinct striosome and matrix compartments. This compartmentalization is respected by many afferent and efferent projections of the striatum. The distribution of distinct types of neuroactive substances and receptors and the unique connections of the striosome and matrix(More)
The globus pallidus external segment forms a major target center of the mammalian striatum which is characterized by neurochemically distinct compartments. The present study was undertaken to determine if a corresponding compartmentalization exists within the globus pallidus external segment in the rat. Immunocytochemical examination of the calcium-binding(More)
Immunohistochemical localization of the catecholamine biosynthetic enzymes tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), dopamine beta-hydroxylase (DBH), and phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PNMT) was employed to reveal the anatomical organization of the A1 noradrenergic cell group in the caudal ventrolateral medulla oblongata of the rat. Subsequently, the supraspinal(More)
The origin and organization of supraspinal afferents to the lateral reticular nucleus (LRN) in the rat were studied by means of the retrograde axonal transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP). HRP was deposited into the LRN via both dorsal (stereotaxic) and ventral (microsurgical) routes. The entire cerebrum, brainstem, and cerebellum were surveyed for(More)
The re-innervation of the olfactory bulb has been studied in rats in which the primary afferent axons were transected either in the peripheral nervous system, on the intracranial side of the cribriform plate, or in the central nervous system, in the nerve fibre layer of the bulb. Both procedures resulted in denervation of glomeruli on the dorsal surface of(More)
Anterograde transport of horseradish peroxidase — wheat germ agglutinin (HRP-WGA) was used to examine the effect of unilateral neonatal ablation of the sensorimotor cortex on the remaining corticofugal projections to the midbrain in the rat. In unlesioned animals, the sensorimotor cortical efferents to the midbrain were entirely ipsilateral, terminal(More)
Somatostatin, neuropeptide Y, and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase are colocalized within a small population of medium aspiny neurons in the caudate-putamen of the rat. The extent of colocalization, however, appears to be in dispute. In order to examine the question of colocalization between these three neuroactive substances, a series(More)