Rachel Sasseville

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We determined the neurogenesis characteristics of a distinct subclass of rat striatum gamma-aminobutyric acidergic (GABAergic) interneurons expressing the calcium-binding protein calretinin (CR). Timed-pregnant rats were given an intraperitoneal injection of 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU), a marker of cell proliferation, on designated days between embryonic(More)
Neurotransmitters influence a wide variety of developmental processes. We hypothesize that N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptors influence proliferation of populations of forebrain neurons. As our model, we use a subclass of GABAergic striatal interneurons that express the calcium binding protein parvalbumin (PV). To separate proliferative and(More)
We study the neurogenesis of a distinct subclass of rat striatum gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic interneurons marked by the calcium-binding protein parvalbumin (PV). Timed pregnant rats are given an intraperitoneal injection of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU), a marker of cell proliferation, on designated days between embryonic day (E) 11 and E22. Birthdate of(More)
The Purkinje cells of the cerebellar cortex and the cortical afferent and efferent projections are organized into parallel parasagittal zones. The parasagittal organization is clearly revealed by immunocytochemistry with a monoclonal antibody, mabQ113. The mabQ113 antigen is confined to a subset of Purkinje cells that are clustered together to form an(More)
Quantitative electron microscopy has been used to study the number of callosal axons in the corpus callosum of normal and hypothyroid rats during postnatal development. At birth, the normal corpus callosum contains 4.4 x 10(6) axons. This number increases to 11.4 x 10(6) by 5 days of age (P5) and then, in contrast to cats and primates, remains constant(More)
Electrophysiological mapping of the rat cerebellar cortex has revealed an elaborate functional somatotopy that tract tracing procedures have shown to correlate with specific patterns of afferent and efferent connectivity that encompass the cerebellum as a whole. In contrast, most anatomical and biochemical procedures suggest that the cerebellar cortex is(More)
A total of 769 neuromuscular junction profiles (on 221 muscle fibers) from 21 normal (C57BL/6J +/+), 6 heterozygous (C57BL/6J dy2J/+) and 22 homozygous dystrophic (C57BL/6J dy2J/dy2J) gastrocnemius were photographed in electron microscopy. The fast and slow twitch muscle fibers were differentiated by the width of the Z lines. The number of secondary(More)
Morphometric changes have been studied at the mouse neuromuscular junction (NMJ) as a function of the frequency of stimulation. In vivo stimulation was made at either 10, 25, 50 or 100 Hz. No significant change in the area of NMJ profiles is observed after stimulation. This indicates that stimulation does not change the volume of the nerve terminal. There(More)
Morphometric changes produced by repeated stimulation of the neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) have been studied by electron microscopy in 769 profiles of normal, heterozygous dystrophic, and dystrophic mice. The study indicates that in animals not stimulated but anesthetized for 40 min, there is no significant difference in the profile area between the(More)
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