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A pre-embedding immunocytochemical method was used to study the subcellular distribution of the voltage-dependent potassium channel Kv3.1b in the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body (MNTB) in developing and adult rat. The main finding was the localization of the channel in specific membrane compartments of the calyces of Held and principal globular(More)
The modulation of ionotropic gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors (GABA-gated Cl(-) channels) by a group of natural and synthetic flavonoids was studied in electrophysiological experiments. Quercetin, apigenin, morine, chrysin and flavone inhibited ionic currents mediated by alpha(1)beta(1)gamma(2s) GABA(A) and rho(1) GABA(C) receptors expressed in(More)
The localization of metabotropic glutamate receptors of groups II (mGluR2/3) and III (mGluR4a) and the subunits 2 and 3 of alfa-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) ionotropic glutamate receptors (GluR2/3) was investigated with immunocytochemical methods in the rat adrenal gland. MGluR2/3, mGluR4a and GluR2/3 immunoreactivities were(More)
The projections from the visual and association areas of the cat's neocortex to the pons were investigated with horseradish peroxidase as retrograde tracer. Small injections were made into the pars basalis of the pons, along its entire rostrocaudal extent. The cortical areas considered were areas 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and the lateral suprasylvian areas (LSA);(More)
The existence of a neuronal-glial signalling through the activation of neurotransmitter receptors expressed in glia is well-documented. In excitatory synapses, glutamate released from presynaptic terminals activates not only postsynaptic receptors, but also ionotropic and metabotropic glutamate receptors localized in the glia ensheathing the synapses. The(More)
We have studied the presence and distribution of alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionate (AMPA)-selective glutamate receptor subunits (GluR1, 2, 3, and 4) in the adult cat visual cortical areas 17, 18, 19, and the lateral suprasylvian areas (LSA). Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) amplification indicated that the genes(More)
Extracellular records were taken from the areas 17, 18 and 19 of anaesthetized and immobilized cats. Of the 350 cells recorded in the cortical layers IV-VI, 22 responded with an antidromic action potential to electrical stimulation of the basal pontine region. Antidromic latencies ranged between 1.5-8.8 msec (mean and SD: 3.98 +/- 1.83 msec). The recording(More)
The characteristics and distribution pattern of retinal afferent terminals making synaptic contacts on narrow field vertical neurons in the stratum griseum superficiale of the rabbit superior colliculus were studied using the Golgi-gold substitution technique in combination with either autoradiographic or degenerative methods. At the level of light(More)
This study examines the thalamo-cortical projections to the most superficial neocortical layers in the hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) after small injections of horseradish peroxidase and horseradish peroxidase conjugated to wheat germ agglutinin in the somato-sensory cortex. The injections were limited to layers I, II and upper parts of layer III/IV.(More)
The mammalian superior colliculus (SC) may be divided into distinct layers on the basis of cytoarchitectonic criteria. These layers have different functions and patterns of connectivity. The superficial layers (stratum zonale, stratum griseum superficiale (SGS) and stratum opticum) are intimately associated with the processing of visual information. In the(More)