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Cellular relationships between serotonin (5-HT) axon terminals and neurons containing vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) were characterized by combined radioautography and immunocytochemistry in rat suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). Light microscopic immunoradioautographs showed significant overlap between (3H)5-HT uptake sites and VIP-immunoreactive elements(More)
Combined radioautographic and immunocytochemical detection of [3H]serotonin-labeled axon terminals and tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive processes in the same thin sections allowed for electron microscopic demonstration of direct appositions between serotoninergic axonal varicosities and dopaminergic nerve cell bodies and/or dendrites in the anterior part(More)
We have quantified the density of serotonin axonal varicosities, their synaptic incidence and their distribution among potential targets in the pars reticulata and pars compacta of the rat substantia nigra. Serotonin axonal varicosities, counted at the light microscopic level following in vitro [3H]serotonin uptake and autoradiography, amounted to 9 x(More)
Dopamine (DA) axon terminals (varicosities) in the neostriatum of adult rats were examined for shape, size, content, synaptic incidence, type of junction, synaptic targets, and microenvironment after electron microscopic identification either by [3H]DA uptake autoradiography or by immunocytochemistry with monoclonal antibodies against(More)
Possible co-existence of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), catecholamines, and neuropeptide Y (NPY) in the same nerve terminals of the frog intermediate lobe was investigated by immunocytochemistry at the electron microscopic level. Co-localization of GABA and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) was studied by using a double immunogold labeling procedure.(More)
Projections from several brainstem serotonergic nuclei to the nucleus tractus solitarii were investigated in the rat. Experiments were performed using a double labeling method combining retrograde radioautographic tracing and serotonin immunohistochemistry. After injection of the radioactive tracer ([3H] wheat germ agglutinin) into the lateral nucleus(More)
Host afferents into fetal ventral mesencephalic tissue grafted to the neostriatum of adult rats have been studied by using anterograde transport of Phaseolus vulgaris leucoagglutinin (PHA-L) and immunocytochemistry for serotonin (5-HT), Substance P (SP), and dopamine-adenosine 3':5'-monophosphate-regulated-phosphoprotein-32 (DARPP-32). Numerous fibers of(More)
We explored the contribution of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in ACTH and corticosterone (CORT) diurnal responsiveness of the rat to restraint stress applied either in the morning (AM) or in the evening (PM). Ablation of the SCN caused the diurnal rhythmicity of the CORT response to disappear but had no effects on AM vs. PM differences in the ACTH(More)
Following unilateral kainic acid lesioning of neuronal cell bodies in the cat red nucleus (RN), a large decrease in glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) activity was detected in the injected RN, compared to the RN from control, non-injected animals. Using GAD immunohistochemistry, reactive perikarya were visualized dorsolaterally to the rostral part of the(More)
This review outlines the most relevant contributions currently available on the detection and ultrastructural characterization of monoaminergic neurons by radioautography after administration of radiolabeled monoamines. It includes methodological considerations and then a critical analysis of the diagnostic value of the radioautographic method for(More)