Morphology of striatal neurons containing VIP-like immunoreactivity.

  title={Morphology of striatal neurons containing VIP-like immunoreactivity.},
  author={Elizabeth C Theriault and Dennis M. D. Landis},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  volume={256 1},
We have used light and electron microscopic immunocytochemical techniques to study the distribution and morphology of neurons that contain vasoactive intestinal polypeptide-like immunoreactivity (VIP-Ir) in the adult rat striatum. VIP-Ir cells were sparsely distributed throughout all rostrocaudal levels of the striatum. Cell bodies were of medium size (12-17 microns) and gave rise to three to five primary dendrites, which branched close to the soma and became varicose. These dendrites appeared… CONTINUE READING