Visual pathways were studied using horseradish peroxidase (HRP) as an anterograde tracer after intraocular injections in rats and monkeys. Retinal axons continue caudally from the stratum opticum of the contralateral superior colliculus at the medial and lateral sides of the superior colliculus. Fibers near the midline spread out as a flat sheet within the… (More)
The tracer, wheat germ agglutinin conjugated to horseradish peroxidase (WGA-HRP), was used as a transneuronal marker in the macaque monkey to study retino-geniculo-striate pathway terminals in area 17. Concomitantly, we stained matching sections for metabolic capacity using the cytochrome oxidase staining technique. Terminal labeling by WGA-HRP and… (More)
The transport of wheat germ agglutinin conjugated to horseradish peroxidase (WGA-HRP) was studied in rat olfactory pathways. After applications of tracer to the vomeronasal organ, the olfactory epithelium or injections into the olfactory bulb, WGA-HRP reaction product was observed in second-order neuron terminal areas of each pathway, e.g. within… (More)
Wheat germ agglutinin conjugated to horseradish peroxidase (WGA-HRP) was injected intraocularly in monkeys and rats. All known primary visual pathways were labeled and, in addition, ocular dominance columns in visual cortex were labeled in monkey, and in rat, parabigeminal, oculomotor, thalamic reticular, and visual cortical areas were labeled as well as… (More)
Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and wheat germ agglutinin conjugated to HRP (WGA-HRP) were used as anterograde tracers to study the macaque monkey retinofugal pathways. Labeled axons were mapped beyond the lateral geniculate nucleus to the inferior (PI) and medial (PM) pulvinar nuclei, where they terminated. Retinofugal fibers project to the medial part of PI,… (More)
Retinal projections in rats were studied using anterograde horseradish peroxidase (HRP) tracing and electron microscopic (EM) degeneration. HRP-labeled axons were observed to leave the optic tract in the vicinity of the lateral geniculate nucleus and enter the stria terminalis where they coursed anteriorly to the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST),… (More)
Tritiated proline, horseradish peroxidase (HRP), and wheat germ agglutinin conjugated to HRP (WGA-HRP) were used as anterograde tracers in the monkey to reveal visual pathways. After intravitreal injections, three separate, direct routes of labeled retinal axons were followed to the thalamus. These routes eventually converged to innervate the lateral dorsal… (More)
Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) labeled neuronal somas were consistently found in the medial pretectal area after intraocular injection of HRP. The labeled cells represent the source of centrifugal fibers to the rat retina.