Juncal González-Soriano

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Retinal horizontal cells of four rodent species, rat, mouse, gerbil, and guinea pig were examined to determine whether they conform to the basic pattern of two horizontal cell types found in other mammalian orders. Intracellular injections of Lucifer-Yellow were made to reveal the morphologies of individual cells. Immunocytochemistry with antisera against(More)
In several mammals only one of the two types of retinal horizontal cell, the axonless A-type, appears to express neurofilaments. Neurofilament immunostaining of rodent retinas reveals a horizontal cell plexus that has previously been interpreted as belonging to A-type cells. Our intracellular Lucifer yellow injections strongly suggest that there are no(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) and calcium-binding proteins (CaBP) are important neuromodulators implicated in brain plasticity and brain disease. In addition, the mammalian superior colliculus (SC) has one of the highest concentrations of NO within the brain. The present study was designed to determine the distribution of nitric oxide-synthesizing neurons in the SC of(More)
The expression pattern of two calcium binding proteins (CaBP), calbindin D28k (CB) and parvalbumin (PV), in the superior colliculus (SC) of the adult rabbit, as well as the morphology of the immunoreactive cells were examined. The study was performed on 12 rabbits. Coronal sections from postmortem SC were analyzed by light microscopy, and drawings of(More)
This study deals with some macroscopical, microscopical, and ultrastructural aspects of the spinal cord central canal of the German shepherd dog. The caudal end of the spinal cord is constituted by the conus medullaris, which may extend to the first sacral vertebra, the terminal ventricle, and the filum terminale. The latter structure is considered as(More)
Recent electron microscopy (EM) imaging techniques permit the automatic acquisition of a large number of serial sections from brain samples. Manual segmentation of these images is tedious, time-consuming and requires a high degree of user expertise. Therefore, there is considerable interest in developing automatic segmentation methods. However, currently(More)
The thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN) forms an essential part of the circuits that link the thalamus to the cortex, whereas the perireticular thalamic nucleus (PRN) consists of scattered neurons that are located in the internal capsule, in close relation to the TRN. A common feature of these nuclei in different species is the immunoreactivity for some(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the possible modulatory role of endogenous nitric oxide (NO) production on the urethral striated muscle (USM) function in the sheep urethra. Significant NO synthase (NOS) activity was measured in both the particulate and cytosolic fractions of USM homogenates. NOS activity was calcium-dependent and showed(More)
Due to its strategic position, the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN) plays an important role within the thalamo-cortical circuits. The perireticular thalamic nucleus (PRN) is a smaller group of cells, which is associated with the TRN and lies among the fibres of the internal capsule (IC). Studies of nuclei in rodents and carnivores have been conducted(More)
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