Patrick R. Lewis

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The thiocholine technique for cholinesterase has been successfully adapted for the demonstration of enzyme distribution with the electron microscope. After fixation in buffered glutaraldehyde, thin slices of tissue were taken through a histochemical procedure designed to minimize diffusion artifacts and cytological damage; appropriate areas were dissected(More)
1. Unilateral lesions were made in the fimbria of adult rats with a stereotaxically-applied, radio-frequency current. After 3-23 days survival, fresh, unfixed, transverse sections were cut of the forebrain. Half the sections were stained histochemically to show the distribution of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity. From the other sections, small,(More)
The presence of cholinesterase activity in association with capillaries of the central nervous system was investigated in the rat by means of both light and electron microscopic methods. Throughout most of the rat brain, the smaller blood vessels stain intensely for butyrylcholinesterase activity. In some areas, such as the commissural nucleus of the vagus(More)