Haydee Viloria de Castejón

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE The anaerobic mobilization of astrocyte glycogen in anoxic-ischemic regions of the oedematous human cerebral cortex is analysed. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Seventeen cortical biopsies of patients with brain trauma, brain tumours and congenital malformations were examined by conventional transmission electron microscopy. RESULTS(More)
Developmentally regulated modifications of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in the central nervous system (CNS) have suggested that also in the CNS, these compounds might participate in morphogenesis and nerve cell differentiation. However very few studies have been reported concerning the regional distribution of these compounds by histochemical techniques. We(More)
The intracortical pathways of climbing fibers were traced in several vertebrate cerebella using light microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy. They were identified as fine fibers up to 1(micron thick, with a characteristic crossing-over bifurcation pattern. Climbing fiber collaterals were(More)
Confocal laser scanning microscopy of hamster cerebellar granular layer showed in montages of z-series the presence of small, medium and large granule cells. A granule cell Golgi cell ratio of 50/4 was observed surrounding glomerular regions. Field emission high resolution scanning electron microscopy of mouse cerebellar granular and molecular layers showed(More)
Samples of albino mice were processed by the cryofracture method for scanning electron microscopy and examined with the field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM). Freeze-etching direct replicas of mice cerebellar cortex were also studied with the transmission electron microscope (FFTEM), as a complementary technique for obtaining higher(More)
The cerebellar basket cells of mice, hamsters, teleost fishes and human have been studied by means of Golgi light microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Golgi light microscopy showed ascending dendrites toward the molecular layer and descending and transverse axonal collaterals contributing to the(More)
Cortical biopsies of 11 patients with traumatic brain oedema were consecutively studied by light microscopy (LM) using thick plastic sections, scanning-transmission electron microscopy ((S)TEM) using semithin plastic sections and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) using ultrathin sections. Samples were glutaraldehyde-osmium fixed and embedded in(More)
The cerebellar Golgi cells of mouse, teleost fish, primate and human species have been studied by means of light and Golgi light microscopic techniques, confocal laser scanning microscopy, slicing technique, ethanol-cryofracturing and freeze-fracture methods for scanning electron microscopy and ultrathin sectioning and freeze-etching replicas for(More)
The presence of glycosaminoglycans (GAG) has been histochemically demonstrated in the CNS of various mammalian species. They have been related with some nerve functions as neurotransmitters storage and synaptic transmission. In the present paper, the histochemical properties of nerve cell cytoplasmic GAG were studied in several regions of adult human CNS.(More)