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Neurofilaments, the neuron-specific intermediate filaments, are composed of three immunochemically distinct subunits: NF-L, NF-M and NF-H that can be either phosphorylated or unphosphorylated. In mammals, the distribution of these subunits has been described in vestibular ganglion neurons, but there are no reports on the presence of neurofilaments in(More)
Immunocytochemical and morphometric analyses were combined to demonstrate the presence of neuron subpopulations in the rat vestibular ganglion. Monoclonal antibodies reacting with neurofilament proteins (NF), calbindin-D 28K (CaBP) and calretinin (CaR) were used. Three subpopulations were identified: (1) CaBP- and CaR-positive neurons were the largest(More)
Semithin sections (1 micron) of human fetuses and young cat vestibular epithelium embedded in Epon were reacted with primary antibodies raised against myosin, tropomyosin, and actin. The results were very similar in the two species. Myosin and tropomyosin were colocalized and strictly limited to an apical superficial corona arranged in a punctiform pattern.(More)
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