We have detected, in monkey caudate nucleus and putamen, neuronal cell bodies containing tyrosine hydroxylase-like immunoreactivity, as revealed by peroxidase-antiperoxidase immunohistochemistry. Many of these cells are distributed in an outer rim of 1-2 mm throughout the anterior-posterior extent of the neostriatum near its borders with the corona radiata; others are embedded in the adjacent white matter, especially near the ventral putamen and nucleus accumbens. Light and electron microscopy indicate that they are small (8-12 μm), bipolar cells with large nuclei. Such neostriatal neurons, containing tyrosine hydroxylase-like immunoreactivity, number in the tens of thousands.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Mar 31 1987|
- Dopamine β-hydroxylase
- Tyrosine hydroxylase
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