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Serotoninergic axons in the cat cerebral cortex were demonstrated immunohistochemically with a monoclonal antibody to serotonin (5-HT). Three types of 5-HT axons are distinguished at the light microscopic level by differences in their morphology. Small varicose axons are fine (less than 0.5 micron) and bear fusiform varicosities that are generally less than(More)
Serial 50 microns Nissl-stained sections through the midbrain and pontine central gray of four adult humans (mean age 56 years, mean postmortem delay 3 hours) were analysed and the subnuclei of the dorsal raphe nucleus (DR) delineated on the basis of neuronal morphology and density. Five subnuclei were apparent: the interfascicular, ventral, ventrolateral,(More)
The early development of serotonin-containing neurons was studied in wholemounts of the fetal rat brain (E12-E18). The wholemounts were treated immunocytochemically according to an immunoperoxidase technique to reveal a panorama of developing serotoninergic neurons. Serotoninergic neurons were localized to two discrete groups or clusters within the(More)
We have employed immunohistochemical and morphometric procedures to study serotonin-synthesizing (PH8-immunoreactive) neurons in the pontine reticular formation of the adult human. PH8-immunoreactive neurons were found in three cytoarchitectural regions: the median raphe nucleus (MnR), oral pontine reticular nucleus (PnO), and supralemniscal region (group(More)
The distribution, morphology and number of serotonin-, catecholamine- and substance P-containing neurons in the human dorsal raphe nucleus were studied. Parallel series of sections were prepared from 10 human brainstems obtained at autopsy from patients without neurological disease aged between 42 and 88 years. The neurons were identified using(More)
A retino-pulvinar projection in the cat was confirmed using anterograde (autoradiography) and retrograde (horseradish peroxidase (HRP)) tracing techniques. The part of the "pulvinar complex" receiving retinal afferents is referred to as the retinal recipient zone (RRZ). The cortical projections of the RRZ were studied by injecting HRP into different(More)
The serotoninergic innervation of the marmoset (New World monkey, Callithrix jacchus) cerebral cortex has been analyzed by using immunocytochemistry. The use of a sensitive monoclonal antibody against serotonin allowed the visualization of the fine morphology of individual axons. Two types of terminal axons were demonstrated: one has sparse, small, ovoid(More)
The five component nuclei of the ventromedial mesencephalic tegmentum (VMT) were studied on Nissl stained serial sections of the brain stem of rat, cat, monkey (Macaca nemestrina) and human. Models of the VMT nuclei were constructed to compare their size, shape and disposition across species. For each nucleus in each species the following were calculated:(More)
Biopsies of human cerebral cortex were fixed by immersion and immunostained for the detection of neuropeptides in neuronal cell bodies and axons. Four neuropeptides (neuropeptide Y, somatostatin, , substance P and cholecystokinin) were visualized in a series of adjacent sections. All populations of immunoreactive neurons had a morphology characteristic of(More)