José Ramón Alonso

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A recent study of the distribution of NADPH-diaphorase (NADPHd) and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) in a turtle brain (Brüning et at. [1994]: J. Comp. Neurol. 348:183-206) has revealed that these enzymes are not only widely distributed throughout the brain, but also seem to be colocalized with other classical neurotransmitters, such as catecholamines and(More)
The distribution of NADPH-diaphorase (ND) activity was histochemically investigated in the brain of the frog Rana perezi. This technique provides a highly selective labeling of neurons and tracts. In the telencephalon, labeled cells are present in the olfactory bulb, pallial regions, septal area, nucleus of the diagonal band, striatum, and amygdala.(More)
The distribution and morphological characterization of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase (ND)-positive cells and fibers in the tench central nervous system was mapped by using a direct histochemical method. This enzyme was observed in specific cell populations throughout all main divisions of the tench brain. In the telencephalon, we(More)
Recently, the zebrafish has been extensively used for studying the development of the central nervous system (CNS). However, the zebrafish CNS has been poorly analyzed in the adult. The cholinergic/cholinoceptive system of the zebrafish CNS was analyzed by using choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) immunohistochemistry and acetylcholinesterase (AChE)(More)
Using monoclonal antibodies against parvalbumin (PV) and calbindin (CB), and a polyclonal antiserum against calretinin (CR), the expression patterns of these proteins in the retina of the tench and rainbow trout were studied at light microscopic level in in toto preparations and radial sections. Parvalbumin was present in subpopulations of small amacrine(More)
The distribution of choline acetyltransferase (ChAT)-immunoreactive and acetylcholinesterase (AChE)-positive fibers and terminals was analyzed in the hippocampal formation of macaque monkeys subjected to transection of the fimbria/fornix. Cases with either unilateral or bilateral transections were prepared, with post transection survival times ranging from(More)
By using intratissue injections of colchicine and an indirect immunoperoxidase technique, we studied the distribution of cell bodies and fibers containing neuropeptide Y-like immunoreactivity in the brain stem of the cat. The densest clusters of immunoreactive perikarya were observed in the following nuclei: anteroventral cochlear, lateral reticular(More)
Neurocalcin (NC) is a recently described calcium-binding protein isolated and characterized from bovine brain. NC belongs to the neural calcium-sensor proteins defined by the photoreceptor cell-specific protein recoverin that have been proposed to be involved in the regulation of calcium-dependent phosphorylation in signal transduction pathways. We analyzed(More)
Neuropeptide Y-like immunoreactivity was studied in the thalamus of the cat using an indirect immunoperoxidase method. The densest network of immunoreactive fibers was observed in the nucleus (n.) paraventricularis anterior. In the anterior, intralaminar and midline thalamic nuclei, as well as in the n. geniculatum medialis, n. geniculatum lateralis, n.(More)
The distribution of tyrosine hydroxylase-like immunoreactivity has been studied in the central nervous system of the tench (Tinca tinca) using a monoclonal antibody and the avidin-biotin-immunoperoxidase technique. Immunoreactive elements were found in all brain subdivisions. Thus, catecholaminergic neurons and fibers were detected in most nuclei of the(More)