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The monoclonal antibody RC2 was generated in mouse by conventional hybridoma methodology. The antigen recognized by RC2 is robust, allowing aldehyde fixation appropriate to high resolution light and electron microscopic analyses. From the neural tube stage of fetal development the antibody delineates throughout the central nervous system a subpopulation of(More)
A monoclonal antibody, 4D7, obtained with embryonic rat brain as an immunogen, recognizes an epitope on 3 protein species of 150-160, 100-110, and 80 kDa, present in mouse and rat brain during the fetal period. Vital immunostaining of dissociated cultures of fetal forebrain indicates that the antigen is localized largely on the external plasma membrane of a(More)
During normal development of the mammalian forebrain, the paired cerebral hemispheres are initially separated midsagittally by the connective tissue-filled longitudinal fissure. During subsequent stages, the hemispheres fuse as basal lamina is remodeled and fibroblasts are eliminated from the fissure to create new central nervous system (CNS) territory in(More)
To study the role of glutamate uptake at central glutamatergic synapses, we used the uptake blocker L-transpyrrolidine-2,4-dicarboxylate (PDC). The effects of PDC on the glutamate uptake current in salamander retinal glia indicated that PDC competes with glutamate for transport on the uptake carrier and that 300 microM PDC should significantly reduce the(More)
The emergence of laminar organization in the superior colliculus was investigated in the mouse with several anatomical methods, including tritiated-thymidine autoradiography, Golgi impregnation, and general stains for cell bodies and for fibers. The sequence of neurogenesis, cell migration, and early morphological differentiation of neurons was shown to(More)
Stereological and quantitative morphometric methods were used to study changes in the stratum fibrosum et griseum superficialis (SFGS), the major retinal target, in optic tectum of goldfish, during regeneration of the optic nerve. Orthograde transport of HRP by optic axons was used to characterize the retinal projection in SFGS. Profiles of HRP-labeled(More)
Changes in the distribution of axons of the crossed retinal projection within the superior colliculus of the developing mouse were studied by means of normal fiber and Golgi impregnations and by anterograde horseradish peroxidase labelling. Retinal axons advance along the optic tract from gestational days E12 to E14 and first invade the superior colliculus(More)
In order to determine the morphological consequences of the formation of a compressed retinotectal projection, the optic neuropil lamina (stratum fibrosum et griseum superficialis, SFGS) was examined in large goldfish 3 months to 4 years after ablation of the caudal half of the tectum both with crush of the optic nerve (HTX) without (HT). In semithin(More)
The distribution of axons in the midbrain and thalamus of homozygous reeler mutant mice is anomalous. The cytoarchitecture of these regions is normal. In the normal mouse SC there is a distinct SO in which fascicles of retinotectal axons pass caudally before terminating in the overlying SGS. In reeler, by contrast, fascicles of retinotectal axons are(More)
Evidence for typical Himalayan Early to Middle Miocene anatexis has remained elusive in the Nanga Parbat massif in the western Himalaya of Pakistan; previous work has identified only young plutonism (10–1 Ma). New U–(Th)–Pb data from the Southern Chichi granite, a leucogranite in southern Nanga Parbat, reveal that crustal melting occurred during the Early(More)