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We have examined the distribution of neurons and terminals that are immunoreactive for glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), the synthesizing enzyme for the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid within the lateral geniculate nucleus of the cat. We estimate that GAD-positive neurons constitute approximately one-fourth of the neurons in all layers(More)
We have examined the populations of neurons in the neostriatum of both rat and cat that are immunoreactive for glutamate decarboxylase, [Leu]enkephalin, [Met]enkephalin and substance P. Neurons that were immunoreactive for glutamate decarboxylase made up 47% of the neurons in our samples from the rat and ranged from 39 to 49% of the neurons in the cat.(More)
Subcutaneous challenge of mice with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from gram negative bacteria, produced an intestinal microvascular lesion causing fluid exudation into the lumen of the intestine and diarrhea. The microvascular lesion was characterized by endothelial cell damage and microthrombi in the venules and capillaries of the intestinal lamina propria.(More)
Substance P-immunoreactive (SP-IR) neurons are found throughout the layers of the rat neocortex. Within the somatosensory (SI) cortex these cells make up about 2% of all neurons and within area 17 about 3%. Colocalization studies reveal that the SP-IR neurons are a subset of the population immunoreactive for glutamic acid decarboxylase.
Using a combination of anterograde and retrograde (Phaseolus vulgaris leucoagglutinin; PHA-L and wheat germ agglutinin conjugated horseradish peroxidase; WGA-HRP) tract-tracing methods and histochemical techniques, a new subdivision of the neostriatum, the marginal division, has been found in the rat brain. The marginal division is approximately 120 microns(More)
Intracellular injection of HRP combined with immunocytochemistry for [Leu]enkephalin was used to demonstrate striatal spiny neuron dendritic and local axonal arborizations in the same section as enkephalin-rich patches (striosomes). Cobalt intensification of the first DAB reaction prior to the immunoperoxidase steps resulted in good contrast between the(More)
We have examined the distribution of neurons and terminals immunoreactive for glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) in the thalamus and adjacent structures of the opossum (Didelphis virginiana) and the rabbit and have compared this distribution with the distributions we described previously for the cat and bushbaby (Galago senegalensis). The significance of(More)
Immunocytochemical methods were used to identify neurons in the ventral posterior nucleus of the cat and Galago senegalensis that contain glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), the synthetic enzyme for the inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA. In both species GAD-immunoreactive neurons make up about 30% of the total neurons in the ventral posterior nucleus and(More)
The synaptic relationships between leucine-enkephalin containing axon terminals and cholinergic neurons in the rat globus pallidus were studied at both light and electron microscopic levels using a high resolution pre-embedding double-labeling immunocytochemical method. Results indicated that leucine-enkephalin terminals very rarely form monosynaptic(More)