L. M. Nitecka

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Stains with antibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the cochlea of postnatal and adult mice reveal within the inner spiral bundle a distinctive neuronal plexus intimately associated with the inner hair cells. This innervation provides endings that cradle the receptor poles of the sensory cells and lateral end(More)
Ultrastructural investigation of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) component of the inner spiral bundle in adolescent mice revealed a pathway of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD)-positive and -negative fibers and vesiculated endings that contact inner hair cells and their afferents through a complex of axosomatic and axodendritic synapses. Ultrastructural(More)
 Combined ultrastructural and immunocytochemical studies reveal that in the adolescent 12- to 17-day-old mouse the afferent tunnel crossing fibers that innervate outer hair cells receive synaptic contacts from three distinct sources: the GABAergic fibers (GABA= gamma-aminobutyric acid) of the lateral olivocochlear bundle, the non-GABAergic efferent tunnel(More)
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