GABA immunoreactivity in the thalamic reticular nucleus of the rat. A light and electron microscopical study

Silvia de Biasi, Carolina Frassoni, Roberto Spreafico

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Abstract

The thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN) of the rat has been studied immunocytochemically using an antiserum against the inhibitory neurotransmitter γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Combined light and electron microscopic investigations by means of peroxidase-antiperoxidase and immunogold labeling show that this nucleus contains a homogeneous population of GABA-immunoreactive neurons receiving extensive GABAergic connections suggestive of self-inhibitory inputs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-147
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Research
Volume399
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 3 1986

Keywords

  • Electron microscopy
  • Immunocytochemistry
  • Immunogold staining
  • Rat
  • Thalamic reticular nucleus
  • γ-Aminobutyric acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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