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The expression of gamma-aminobutyric acid was studied in sensory neurons and peripheral target tissues of the chick dorsal root ganglia by combining immunocytochemistry and electron microscopy. In the chick embryos, the first immunoreaction was observed at embryonic day 12 in 1.4% of ganglion cell bodies. The intensity of immunostaining gradually increased(More)
Electrophysiological and biochemical investigations have shown that gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate central nervous system. However, the present study shows that some motoneurons located in the spinal cord of young chickens and adult monkeys display a GABA-like immunoreactivity. The expression of GABA(More)
The expression of dopamine by primary sensory neurons and their peripheral projections was studied in the chick dorsal root ganglion by means of immunocytochemical procedures. Within the sensory neurons, dopamine immunoreactivity is first expressed by 0.8% of cells at E10 and reaches a percentage of 5.6% before hatching. After hatching, 8.6% of neurons,(More)
The expression of calcium binding protein parvalbumin (PV) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) was studied in the chick motoneurons by using pre- and postembedding immunocytochemistry. Our data reveal that PV and GABA are colocalized in the majority, but not all, of chick lumbo-sacral spinal motoneurons innervating the somatic muscles. It is suggested that,(More)
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