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We used light and electron microscope immunocytochemistry to compare the development of the pattern of innervation and synaptic organization of the serotonin (5-HT) afferent system in sensory (visual and somatosensory) and motor areas of the rat cerebral cortex. Serotonin-labeled fibers were present in all cortical areas at birth appearing as two tangential(More)
The serotonergic innervation of the developing superior colliculus and ventrolateral nucleus of the thalamus of the rat were studied with light and electron microscope immunocytochemistry. We compared the pattern of innervation and synaptic organization of the serotonin (5-HT) system in the superficial and deep layers of the superior colliculus. We also(More)
The dopaminergic innervation of the developing caudate-putamen (patches and matrix) and nucleus accumbens (shell and core) of the rat was examined with light and electron microscope immunocytochemistry, using antibodies against dopamine. Light microscopic analysis showed, in accordance with previous studies, that early in life, dopaminergic fibers were(More)
The serotonergic innervation of the adult and developing basal forebrain nuclei of the rat was studied with immunocytochemical techniques at the light and electron microscopic levels. A substantial number of relatively thick serotonergic fibers with few varicosities and random orientation were observed at the time of birth. During the subsequent weeks, the(More)
In order to obtain a detailed understanding of the chemical identity of callosal neurons and of their synaptic targets during development of the rat, a technique was developed combining anterograde and retrograde transport of the carbocyanine dye, DiI, previously applied in living or fixed tissue with conventional immunocytochemistry for peptides. It is(More)
The development of the basal forebrain projections to the visual cortex of the rat were studied using retrograde tracer techniques. Injections of wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase placed in the visual cortex of newborn animals resulted in labelling of neurons throughout the basal forebrain nuclei. Although at this time the overall distribution of(More)
The serotonergic innervation of the developing lateral geniculate nucleus of the rat was studied with immunocytochemical techniques at the light and electron microscope levels. A relatively small number of thick serotonergic fibers were observed at the time of birth, distributed more densely in the ventral portion of the nucleus and in the intergeniculate(More)
Neural precursor cells (NPCs) located in the subgranular zone (SGZ) of the dentate gyrus (DG) give rise to thousands of new cells every day, mainly hippocampal neurons, which are integrated into existing neuronal circuits. Aging and chronic degenerative disorders have been shown to impair hippocampal neurogenesis, but the consequence of inflammation is(More)
We investigated natural and lesion-induced apoptosis in the developing rat dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN). These lesions involved: i) monocular enucleation, and ii) unilateral ablation of the visual cortex at different postnatal ages before eye opening. We identified dying cells as apoptotic with light and electron microscopy, using terminal(More)
Immunohistochemistry, with antisera directed against glutamate (Glu) or aspartate (Asp), was combined with wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase (WGA-HRP) histochemistry to examine the distribution, morphology, and proportions of Glu- and Asp-containing neurons that give rise to corticofugal and callosal projections of the rat visual cortex. WGA-HRP(More)