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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)
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)
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)
The extension of a dorsal rhizotomy in bladder stimulation patients is partly determined by connections between the ventral rami of the second, third, and fourth sacral spinal nerves. The literature is inconclusive on interconnections of these ventral rami in the human sacral plexus. The sacral plexuses of ten human cadavers were dissected in this gross(More)
Neurons from the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus, the site of a circadian pacemaker in mammals, were isolated from embryonic rat. After mechanical dissociation neurons were brought into culture for 1-2 weeks, using a chemically defined medium. Recordings were made from 74 bipolar neurons using two different configurations of the(More)
The expression of microtubule-associated protein 1a (MAP1a) in the developing rat spinal cord was studied using the monoclonal antibody BW6. Immunoblots of microtubule preparations revealed the presence of MAP1a in spinal cord tissue of rats aged embryonal day 16 and postnatal day 0. The spinal cord matrix layer, between embryonal days 12-17, displayed a(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)
In this description of the morphology of the mouse cerebellum, the main landmarks for subdivision were the discontinuities of the cortical sheet. In certain cerebellar sulci in the posterior lobe, the cortex is absent. Within the paramedian sulcus the cortex is interrupted rostral and caudal to the copula pyramidis. Rostrally, this discontinuity between(More)