Catherine Gonzales

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The projection from the central nucleus of the amygdala to the substantia nigra was labeled by injections of the anterograde tracer Phaseolus vulgaris leucoagglutinin into different subregions of the nucleus. A sparse projection of labeled bouton-like swellings was observed in the rostral, medial substantia nigra pars compacta and ventral tegmental area(More)
Recent studies show that intracellular cholesterol levels can modulate the processing of amyloid precursor protein to Abeta peptide. Moreover, cholesterol-rich apoE-containing lipoproteins may also promote Abeta clearance. Agonists of the liver X receptor (LXR) transcriptionally induce genes involved in intracellular lipid efflux and transport, including(More)
Somatostatin receptor subtypes were labeled with the somatostatin analogs [125I]CGP 23996 and [125I]MK 678 and the distribution of these receptors in rat brain was investigated using quantitative autoradiographic techniques. [125I]CGP 23996 and [125I]MK 678 specifically label different populations of somatostatin receptors in rat brain. In a number of brain(More)
In rats, morphological and synaptic maturation of the striatum, a brain area involved in the control of movement and in cognitive behaviour, proceeds for several weeks postnatally. Little is known, however, about the molecular events associated with the final maturation of the striatum. In particular, there is little information on molecules playing a role(More)
Striatal gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic interneurons express intense immunoreactivity to glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), GABA and parvalbumin. The distribution of these cells in the striatum of gerbils was examined 2-90 days after transient occlusion of the common carotid, a procedure which results in a zone of profound neuronal loss in the(More)
The pattern of ischemia-induced cell death was examined with histochemical methods in the striatum of adult gerbils 4 and 7 days after transient forebrain ischemia. The results showed a massive loss of immunoreactivity to enkephalin and tachykinins, peptides present in striatal efferent neurons. In contrast, neurons expressing acetylcholinesterase activity,(More)
Distinct isoforms of glutamic acid decarboxylase, the synthetic enzyme for GABA, exist in brain. Their distribution at the cellular level is not known, because previous studies have been confounded by the lack of monospecificity of available antibodies. We have examined the distribution of glutamic acid decarboxylase (Mr 67,000; GAD67) in the basal ganglia(More)
Dopaminergic nigrostriatal neurons constitute one of the major inputs to the striatum, and play a role in the regulation of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), the GABA-synthesizing enzyme, in striatal neurons. The effect of nigrostriatal lesions on the level of expression of messenger RNAs encoding two distinct isoforms of(More)
Analysis of 15 spotted fever group (SFG) and 2 typhus group strains of rickettsiae with a panel of monoclonal antibodies revealed a number of shared and unique epitopes of the 120- and 155-kilodalton surface proteins. All of the SFG strains but neither of the typhus group strains reacted with antibody to the lipopolysaccharidelike antigen of Rickettsia(More)
The limbic system-associated membrane protein is a glycoprotein selectively associated, in the adult, with dendrites and cell bodies of neurons of the limbic system and related brain regions. In the present study, the distribution of the limbic system-associated membrane protein was studied by immunohistochemistry in the caudate nucleus and substantia nigra(More)