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The hypothalamic lateral tuberal nucleus (NTL) was studied in the formalin-fixed brains of five patients with Huntington's disease (HD) and in five age- and sex-matched controls. With the Klüver-Barrera (luxol fast blue/cresyl violet) and hematoxylin and eosin stains the NTL was defined by its cytoarchitectonic characteristics. The nucleus was composed of(More)
The quality of the electrical contact between a cultured neuron and a substrate embedded microelectrode is of importance for effective transfer of an extracellular applied stimulus current to the intracellular potential. It is affected by the resistance of the seal, i.e. the gap between the cell membrane and the substrate, which restricts the leakage(More)
The human micturition cycle is controlled by central and peripheral nervous structures and connections. In literature, no complete or generally accepted model describes the principles of micturition control. In this paper, the integration of (neuro-)anatomy, (neuro-)physiology and control theory is used to describe and model the neuronal control of the(More)
The glial system in the developing rat spinal cord was studied using immunocytochemistry. Antibodies to vimentin and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) were used. At E11, vimentin was first found in the membrana limitans externa. In the matrix layer, short vimentin protrusions were found near the membrana limitans externa at E12. In addition, vimentin(More)
This computer modelling study on motor cortex stimulation (MCS) introduced a motor cortex model, developed to calculate the imposed electrical potential field characteristics and the initial response of simple fibre models to stimulation of the precentral gyrus by an epidural electrode, as applied in the treatment of chronic, intractable pain. The model(More)
A rostrocaudal somatotopic organization in the rat lumbar dorsal root ganglia (DRGs) during development has been demonstrated. The present study shows that such a rostrocaudal somatotopic organization also exists in the brachial DRGs of neonatal rats. WGA-HRP or WGA-HRP/HRP injections into the forepaw of neonatal rats gave rise to completely and partially(More)
Although measurement of sealing resistance is an important tool in the assessment of the electrical contacts between cultured cells and substrate embedded microelectrodes, it does not offer information about the type of cell, i.e. neuron or non-neuronal cell. Also, rules for translation of a measured sealing resistance into parameters for successful(More)
The mesencephalic trigeminal nucleus is composed of large (35-50 microns) pseudo-unipolar neurons. Closely associated with them are small (< 20 microns) multipolar neurons. An unique peculiarity of the pseudo-unipolar perikarya is that they receive synaptic input from various sources, which sets them apart from the dorsal root and cranial nerves sensory(More)