The distribution of putative neurotransmitters in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the rat

P. W. Mantyh, J. A. Kemp

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Abstract

Immunocytochemical techniques were used to examine the distribution of several putative peptidergic and aminergic neurotransmitters within the various subdivisions of the rat lateral geniculate nucleus (LG). Neuronal cell bodies, immunoreactive for enkephalin and neuropeptide Y and neuronal fibers immunoreactive for enkephalin, neuropeptide Y, substance P, vasoactive intestinal polypeptide and 5-HT were each localized within distinct subdivisions of the LG. These results suggest that the anatomical and functional differences of LG neurons are also reflected by differences in the transmitters which they utilize.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-348
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Research
Volume288
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 12 1983
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • lateral geniculate nucleus
  • neurotransmitters
  • subnuclei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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