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The spatial arrangement of the smooth endoplasmic reticulum (SER) was studied in 0.5-2 mum thick sections of rat spinal and chick ciliary ganglia previously impregnated with heavy metal salts. Electron microscopy at low (10-5 V) or high (10-6 V) voltage showed the impregnated SER as a continuous system extending probably from the perikaryon to the axon(More)
The axonal transport of proteins was studied in ciliary ganglia of control and acrylamide-treated chickens. After an intracerebral injection of [3H]lysine, the distribution of axonally transported proteins was analyzed in the preterminal segments of preganglionic axons and in their caliciform nerve endings by means of quantitative light microscope(More)
Calbindin and calretinin are two homologous calcium-binding proteins that are expressed by subpopulations of primary sensory neurons. In the present work, we have studied the distribution of the neurons expressing calbindin and calretinin in dorsal root ganglia of the rat and their peripheral projections. Calbindin and calretinin immunoreactivities were(More)
The neuronal population of dorsal root ganglia in mouse consists of various classes of ganglion cells which may be divided in turn into subclasses by using several criteria. In class A cells, membrane-bound organelles are distributed ubiquitously throughout the large perikarya. Subclass A alpha (12%), which is characterized by large clumps of Nissl(More)
The effects of thyroid hormones on the nervous system are mediated by the presence of nuclear T3 receptors (NT3R). In this study, the expression of NT3R was investigated in spinal cord, dorsal root ganglia (DRG), or sciatic nerve of adult rats after immunostaining with a 2B3-NT3R monoclonal antibody which recognizes both alpha and beta types of NT3R. The(More)
The peripheral projections of two distinct subpopulations of primary sensory neurons, expressing either calbindin D-28k or substance P, were studied in chick hindlimbs by immunodetecting calbindin D-28k with a rabbit antiserum and substance P with a mouse monoclonal antibody. Calbindin D-28k-immunoreactive axons provided an innervation restricted to(More)
Newly formed prostaglandins (PGs), which are assumed to act as modulators of afferent sensory messages, were studied in chick dorsal root ganglia (DRG) during development. [1-14C]Arachidonic acid was converted by DRG homogenates from 1-week-old chickens into two major 14C-PGs: PGE2 and PGD2. The enzymatic conversion of arachidonic acid was characterized as(More)
The distribution of fast axonally transported proteins was studied by electron microscope radioautography in ciliary ganglia of chickens treated or not treated with acrylamide. At 3 h after the intracerebral injection of [3H]lysine, the preganglionic axons of the untreated chickens displayed few silver grains, mainly associated with smooth endoplasmic(More)