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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)
Radial glial cells of the embryonic murine cerebral wall are selectively labeled by staining with antibody RC1. In order to study the mitotic cycling of these cells, we combined RC1 immunohistochemistry and autoradiographic analysis following [3H]thymidine injection at 1, 2, 6, 48 h prior to sacrifice. Many radial glial cells, i.e. RC1-positive cells,(More)
A monoclonal antibody, RC1, has been generated which provides a selective and sensitive immunohistochemical marker of radial glial cells and related cell forms during development of the mouse CNS. Beginning on embryonic day E10, immunocytochemistry performed on cryostat sections stains throughout the CNS a subpopulation of cells in the ventricular zone with(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)