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Parvalbumin (PV)-immunoreactive neurons in rat neostriatum were studied under light and electron microscopes. A small number of neurons in the striatum were immunoreactive for PV (a Ca-binding protein). Most of them were also strongly immunoreactive for glutamate decarboxylase but were negative for NADPH-diaphorase activity. Light microscopic analysis(More)
The distribution of Ca2+-binding protein, parvalbumin (PV), containing neurons and their colocalization with glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) were studied in the rat hippocampus and dentate gyrus using immunohistochemistry. PV immunoreactive (PV-I) perikarya were concentrated in the granule cell layer and hilus in the dentate gyrus and in the stratum(More)
Calcium ions play a key role in many aspects of neuronal behavior and certain calcium binding proteins that may influence this behavior are differentially distributed in the central nervous system. In this study it is shown that immunoreactivity for calbindin-28 and for parvalbumin is localized in separate populations of inhibitory GABA interneurons in all(More)
The structural features of PV-immunoreactive (PV-I) neurons, a particular subpopulation of GABAergic neurons, in the hippocampus were studied by immunocytochemistry. The PV-I cell bodies were concentrated within the stratum pyramidale (SP) and stratum oriens (SO) in the hippocampus. PV-I puncta were frequent in SP, while they were rarely seen in other(More)
The laminar distribution and morphological features of parvalbumin-immunoreactive [PV(+)] neurons, one of the subpopulations of GABAergic neurons, were studied in the rat olfactory bulb at a light microscopic level. In the main olfactory bulb of adult rats, PV(+) neurons were mainly located in the external plexiform layer (EPL), and a few were scattered in(More)
Antibodies to the intracellular calcium binding protein parvalbumin were shown to label specifically a distinct group of neostriatal GABAergic neurons. These neurons corresponded to the intensely staining subclass of neostriatal GABAergic neurons that have previously been shown to be a class of aspiny interneurons in the neostriatum. The parvalbumin neurons(More)
GABAergic neurons in laminae I-III of the spinal dorsal horn may contain one or more of the following compounds: glycine, acetylcholine, neuropeptide Y, enkephalin, nitric oxide synthase or parvalbumin. Although the pattern of co-localization of some of these compounds is understood, it is not known which types of GABAergic neurons contain parvalbumin, or(More)
Immunocytochemistry revealed that in the cat dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN) almost all parvalbumin-positive cells are GABAergic and about 56% of the calbindin D-28K (calbindin-immunoreactive neurons are also GABA-positive. On the other hand, in the same nucleus, almost all GABAergic neurons contain parvalbumin, and about 89% of the(More)
The physiological role of the Ca2+-binding protein parvalbumin in skeletal muscle has been investigated by measuring the parvalbumin content by HPLC in a variety of mammalian muscles, including man, and comparing the results with the respective muscle relaxation properties and fiber type compositions. The parvalbumin concentrations were highest in the(More)
In the cat primary visual cortex, we investigated with immunohistochemical techniques the developmental changes in the cellular and subcellular localization of the Ca2+-binding proteins parvalbumin (PV) and calbindin-D 28K (CBP), in order to determine whether there is a correlation between the expression of Ca2+-dependent processes and the time course of(More)