Three-dimensional structure of dendritic spines in the rat neostriatum.

  title={Three-dimensional structure of dendritic spines in the rat neostriatum.},
  author={C. J. Wilson and Philip M. Groves and Stephen T. Kitai and J{\"o}rg Linder},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={3 2},
Dendritic spines of rat neostriatal neurons were examined by light microscopy and high voltage stereo electron microscopy (HVEM) following selective staining by intracellular microinjection of horseradish peroxidase. Conventionally prepared material also was used for quantitative analysis of dendritic spines from serial thin sections of neostriatum. Stereo electron microscopy of semithin sections from rat neostriatum fixed using a protocol designed to preserve cytoskeletal integrity was… CONTINUE READING