Alternating array of tyrosine hydroxylase and heat shock protein 25 immunopositive Purkinje cell stripes in zebrin II-defined transverse zone of the cerebellum of rolling mouse Nagoya.

Abstract

The present study examined the spatial organization of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) immunopositive Purkinje cells in the cerebellum of rolling mouse Nagoya with reference to the distribution pattern of the cerebellar compartmentation antigen, heat shock protein 25 (HSP25). Whole-mount immunostaining revealed a striking pattern of parasagittal stripes of TH staining in the rolling mouse cerebellum but not in the control cerebellum. Although the TH stripes resembled the zebrin II stripes in the rolling cerebellum, these two distributions did not completely overlap. The TH stripes were present in the lobules VI and VII (central zone), the lobule X (nodular zone), and the paraflocculus, where zebrin II immunostaining was uniformly expressed. Double immunostaining revealed that TH stripes were aligned in an alternative fashion with HSP25 stripes within the caudal half of lobule VIb, lobules IXb and X, and paraflocculus. Some, but not all, TH stripes shared boundaries with HSP25 stripes. These results revealed an alternating array of TH immunopositive Purkinje cell subsets with HSP25 immunopositive Purkinje cells in the zebrin II-defined transverse zone of the rolling mouse cerebellum. The constitutive expression of HSP25 may prevent the ectopic expression of TH in zebrin II immunopositive Purkinje cell subsets.

DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2010.04.062

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@article{Sawada2010AlternatingAO, title={Alternating array of tyrosine hydroxylase and heat shock protein 25 immunopositive Purkinje cell stripes in zebrin II-defined transverse zone of the cerebellum of rolling mouse Nagoya.}, author={Kazuhiko Sawada and Hiromi Sakata-Haga and Yoshihiro Fukui}, journal={Brain research}, year={2010}, volume={1343}, pages={46-53} }