Parvalbumin-immunoreactive neurons are not affected by trimethyltin-induced neurodegeneration in the rat hippocampus.

The present study investigates, by immunocytochemistry, the behavior of different neuronal subpopulations of the rat hippocampus in neurodegenerative processes induced by the neurotoxicant trimethyltin. The calcium-binding proteins calbindin and parvalbumin are used as selective markers of different neuronal subpopulations. The effects of the neurotoxicant… (More)