Mihály Kálmán

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The present study is the first comprehensive mapping of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)-immunopositive structures in the avian brain. Two main types of GFAP-immunopositive elements were observed: (1) nonbranching fibers, occasionally twisted or varicose, and (2) star-shaped cells. Long immunostained fibers originate from the lateral ventricle to form(More)
Membrane vesicles from rat cerebral cortex were prepared and the functional response of the GABAA receptor was followed by monitoring GABA-activated influx of the radiotracer 36Cl- ion. CuCl2 decreased GABA-activated 36Cl- influx into synaptosomal membrane vesicles. The effect of Cu2+ was concentration dependent (5-500 microM CuCl2) and occurred with(More)
 The present paper is the first comprehensive study on the astroglia of a teleost fish that is based on the immunohistochemical staining of GFAP (glial fibrillary acidic protein, an immunohistochemical marker of astroglia). The ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii) and their largest group, the Teleostei, represent a separate pathway of vertebrate evolution.(More)
The distribution of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)-immunoreactivity is described in serial Vibratome sections of the turtle brain. The results are discussed in relation to our previous studies of rat and chicken brains. In the turtle brain, the distribution of GFAP-positive elements is rather evenly abundant as compared to that observed in the(More)
The topographical mapping of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)-immunoreactivity was performed in coronal serial sections of the rat mesencephalon, rhombencephalon and spinal cord. Relative to a background of poor or moderate overall staining of the mesencephalon, the interpeduncular nucleus, substantia nigra and the periaqueductal grey matter were(More)
Caiman crocodilus, as a representative of the order Crocodilia, was used in immunohistochemical studies. Immunohistochemical procedures were performed on free-floating sections using a monoclonal antibody against porcine glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and employing standard avidin-biotin complex methodology. The astroglia of Caiman exhibited robust(More)
Previous studies revealed that during development the laminin immunopositivity gradually disappeared from the brain vessels, but temporarily re-appeared in them around lesions. The question of the present study was the correlation between the post-lesional vascular immunopositivity to laminin and the glial reaction. Following stab wounds, double fluorescent(More)
Computer-assisted image analysis was used to map the regional distribution of glial fibrillary acidic protein-immunoreactive (GFAP-IR) astrocytes in the rat forebrain and mesencephalon. A complete survey of packing densities of GFAP-IR structures was performed. Computer maps revealed high values in the outer and inner layers of the cortex, some hippocampal(More)
 The present study describes the distribution of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and vimentin-immunopositive structures in the brain of the domestic chicken (Gallus domesticus) from hatching to maturity. The telencephalon is penetrated by a vimentin-immunopositive radial fibre system, representing a modified form of radial glia, in day-old chicks.(More)
The present study investigates the reactive gliosis following a simple stab wound lesion to a brain area in which a characteristic astroglial architecture exists, i.e., the Bergmann-glia in the molecular layer of cerebellum. While in mammalian brain the Bergmann-glia contains glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), in the avian Bergmann-glia, the(More)