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The Morphology and Distribution of Serotonin-Like Immunoreactive Fibers in the Cat Dorsal Column Nuclei
Neuroscience Letters
  • John C. Pearson, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Melvyn D. Goldfinger, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-24-1987
Abstract
Fibers showing serotonin-like immunoreactivity (5-HT-LI) are demonstrated in the gracile, cuneate and external cuneate nuclei of the cat using avidin-biotinylated horseradish peroxidase and indirect fluorescence immunohistochemical methods. 5-HT-LI fibers are located in all cytoarchitectural subdivisions of the gracile and cuneate nuclei but are restricted to the medial half of the external cuneate nucleus. In all nuclei, 5-HT-LI fibers consist of long, varicose strands showing a wide range in the diameters of both varicosities and intervaricose segments. Results support the concept that serotonergic systems may be involved in the processing of non-noxious somatosensory submodalities.
DOI
10.1016/0304-3940(87)90137-6
Citation Information
John C. Pearson and Melvyn D. Goldfinger. "The Morphology and Distribution of Serotonin-Like Immunoreactive Fibers in the Cat Dorsal Column Nuclei" Neuroscience Letters Vol. 74 Iss. 2 (1987) p. 125 - 131 ISSN: 0304-3940
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