Numerical estimation of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-containing neurons in three thalamic nuclei of the cat: Direct GABA immunocytochemistry

Magda Madarász, Gy Somogyi, J. Somogyi, J. Hámori

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Abstract

The percentage of neurons that are immunoreactive for the inhibitory neurotransmitter, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) was determined within: (1) the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN), (2) the ventrobasal complex (VB) and (3) the antero-ventral nucleus (AV) of the thalamus in the cat. An antiserum to GABA was used to stain GABA-containing perikarya in 1.0 μm thick Araldite-embedded sections. Immunostained somata in all three nuclei were invariably smaller than the immuno-negative nerve cells. 27% of all neurons in the LGN, 33% in the VB and 25% in the AV were immunoreactive for GABA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-78
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Volume61
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 24 1985

Keywords

  • cat
  • immunocytochemistry
  • lateral geniculate nucleus
  • thalamus
  • ventrobasal complex
  • γ-aminobutyric acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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