The subthalamic nucleus, Part I

Enrico Marani, Tjitske Heida, Egbert A.J.F. Lakke, Kamen G. Usunoff

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    Part I. Development, cytology, topography and connections. This monograph on the subthalamic nucleus accentuates in Part I the gap between experimental animal and human information concerning subthalamic development, cytology, topography and connections. The light and electron microscopical cytology concerns the open nucleus concept and the neuronal types present in the STN. The cytochemistry encompasses: enzymes, NO, GRAP, calcium binding proteins, and receptors (dopamine, cannabinoid, piod, glutamate, GABA, serotonin, cholinergic, and calcium channels). The ontogeny of the subthalamic cell cord is reviewed. The topography concerns the rat, cat, baboon and human STN. The descriptions of the connections are also given from a historial point of view. Recent tracer studies on the rat nigro-subthalamic connection revealed contralateral projections.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages117
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-79459-2
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2008

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology
    No.DTR08-9/part 1
    Volumepart 1


    • IR-64919
    • EWI-13232
    • METIS-251130
    • BSS-Neurotechnology and cellular engineering

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