Joan C Holstege

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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is expressed in nociceptive sensory neurons and transported anterogradely to the dorsal horn of the spinal cord where it is located in dense core vesicles in C-fiber terminals. Peripheral inflammation substantially up-regulates BDNF mRNA and protein in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) in a nerve growth factor-dependent(More)
Recent studies have reported that alleles in the premutation range in the FMR1 gene in males result in increased FMR1 mRNA levels and at the same time mildly reduced FMR1 protein levels. Some elderly males with premutations exhibit an unique neurodegenerative syndrome characterized by progressive intention tremor and ataxia. We describe neurohistological,(More)
Cytosolic Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) is a ubiquitous small cytosolic metalloenzyme that catalyzes the conversion of superoxide anion to hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)). Mutations in the SOD1 gene cause a familial form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (fALS). The mechanism by which mutant SOD1s causes ALS is not understood. Transgenic mice expressing(More)
  • J C Holstege
  • The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
  • 1991
In the present ultrastructural study in the rat, it was determined whether GABA was present in projections descending from the ventromedial reticular formation of the lower brain stem to motoneuronal cell groups in the lumbar spinal cord. For this purpose, the anterograde transport of WGA-HRP was combined with the postembedding immunogold technique for(More)
Cytosolic Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) is a ubiquitous small cytosolic metalloenzyme, which catalyses the conversion of superoxide anion to hydrogen peroxide. Mutations in the SOD1 gene cause a familial form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (fALS). The mechanism by which mutant SOD1s cause the degeneration of motor neurons is not understood. Transgenic(More)
In the present study, the distribution of dopamine (DA) was identified light microscopically in all segments of the rat, cat, and monkey spinal cord by using immunocytochemistry with antibodies directed against dopamine. Only fibers and (presumed) terminals were found to be immunoreactive for DA. Strongest DA labeling was present in the sympathetic(More)
Immunocytochemistry was used to identify glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) in rat spinal cord. Strong GDNF labeling was found in fibers and terminals in laminae I and II (outer) and to a lesser extent in the remaining laminae. A few spinal ganglion cells also contained GDNF. After dorsal root transection GDNF disappeared from the dorsal(More)
In order to identify cerebellar terminals in the cat inferior olive which contain gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a technique was developed combining anterograde transport of wheatgerm agglutinine-conjugated horseradish peroxidase (WGA-HRP) with gold-immunocytochemistry. With this technique both the HRP reaction product and the immunogold labelling can be(More)
In order to describe the morphology of dendritic spines of identified neurons in the cat inferior olive together with their gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) synaptic input, a technique was used combining intracellular labeling of horseradish peroxidase with postembedding gold-immunocytochemistry. With this technique physiologically identified olivary cells(More)