Postnatal development of synaptophysin immunoreactivity in the rat nucleus tractus solitarii and caudal ventrolateral medulla.

@article{Rao1999PostnatalDO,
  title={Postnatal development of synaptophysin immunoreactivity in the rat nucleus tractus solitarii and caudal ventrolateral medulla.},
  author={Hongyu Rao and J. L. de Souza Pio and James Kessler},
  journal={Brain research. Developmental brain research},
  year={1999},
  volume={112 2},
  pages={281-5}
}
Synaptophysin (SY) is a major integral membrane protein of small synaptic vesicles. In the present study, SY immunohistochemistry was used to investigate the postnatal development of the rat nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) and nucleus ambiguus/ventrolateral medulla (NA/VLM). Whatever the age of the animal, SY immunoreactivity showed a typical pattern of punctate staining reminiscent of presynaptic terminal labeling. In the NTS and the NA/VLM, SY immunoreactive puncta were few at birth and… CONTINUE READING