Chemical phenotype of calretinin interneurons in the human striatum.

  title={Chemical phenotype of calretinin interneurons in the human striatum.},
  author={Francesca Cicchetti and Thomas Gerald Beach and Andr{\'e} Parent},
  volume={30 3},
We recently reported the existence of a new class of aspiny interneurons characterized by their immunoreactivity for the calcium-binding protein calretinin (CR) in human striatum. This group is composed of numerous medium-sized (10-20 microm) neurons with poorly branched dendrites and a smaller number of large-sized (24-42 microm) neurons with highly ramified dendrites. We further demonstrated the selective sparing of the medium-sized, but not all the large-sized, CR+ striatal neurons in… CONTINUE READING


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