Olivier Bosler

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
This study examines the ultrastructural relationships established by the nigrostriatal dopaminergic and the corticostriatal afferent fibers with neuropeptide Y (NPY)-containing neurons in the rat striatum. By means of dual immunolabeling procedures using peroxidase conjugated F(ab) fragments and 125I-labeled protein A, direct appositions and morphologically(More)
Selective unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine lesion of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurones in rats resulted, 12 to 90 days later, in a marked increase in the number of neuropeptide Y (NPY)-immunoreactive perikarya in the ipsilateral deafferented striatum compared to the contralateral intact side in the same animal and to both sides in control animals. The(More)