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  1. Connections of the commissural nucleus of Cajal in the goldfish, with special reference to the topographic organization of ascending viscera...

    Journal of Comparative Neurology 523(2):209 (2015) PMID 25209308

    The primary general visceral nucleus of teleosts is called the commissural nucleus of Cajal (NCC). The NCC of goldfish has been divided into the medial (NCCm) and lateral (NCCl) subnuclei that receive inputs from subdiaphragmatic gastrointestinal tract and the posterior pharynx, respectively. Fiber...
  2. Immunohistochemical mapping of neuropeptide Y in the tree shrew brain.

    Journal of Comparative Neurology 523(3):495 (2015) PMID 25327585

    We examined the distribution of NPY in the brain of tree shrews (Tupaia belangeri chinensis) using immunohistochemical techniques. The differential distribution of NPY-immunoreactive (-ir) cells and fibers were observed in the rhinencephalon, telencephalon, diencephalon, mesencephalon, metencephalon...
  3. Central pupillary light reflex circuits in the cat: I. The olivary pretectal nucleus.

    Journal of Comparative Neurology 522(18):3960 (2014) PMID 24706328 PMCID PMC4185307

    These results provide an anatomical substrate for the pupillary light reflex in the cat. Pretectal premotor neurons receive direct retinal input via synapses suggestive of an excitatory drive, and project directly to nuclei containing preganglionic motoneurons. These projections are concentrated in...
  4. Topographic specializations in the retinal ganglion cell layer correlate with lateralized visual behavior, ecology, and evolution in cockato...

    Journal of Comparative Neurology 522(15):3363 (2014) PMID 24889497

    We used retinal wholemounts and stereological methods to investigate whether the topographic distribution of retinal ganglion cells in cockatoos reflects their lateralized behaviors and microhabitat diversity. We found that all species studied possess a horizontal visual streak and a shallow central...
  5. Distribution of microsomal prostaglandin E synthase-1 in the mouse brain.

    Journal of Comparative Neurology 522(14):3229 (2014) PMID 24668417

    We report that mPGES-1 is constitutively expressed in the mouse brain, being present not only in brain endothelial cells, but also in several other cell types and structures, such as capillary-associated pericytes, astroglial cells, leptomeninges, and the choroid plexus. Regional differences were se...
  6. PTEN inhibition enhances neurite outgrowth in human embryonic stem cell-derived neuronal progenitor cells.

    Journal of Comparative Neurology 522(12):2741 (2014) PMID 24610700

    We investigated the role of PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10) during neurite outgrowth of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived neuronal progenitors. PTEN inhibits phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling, a common and central outgrowth and survival pathway down...
  7. Inhibitory and multisynaptic spines, and hemispherical synaptic specialization in the posterodorsal medial amygdala of male and female rats.

    Journal of Comparative Neurology 522(9):2075 (2014) PMID 24318545 PMCID PMC3997622

    We used serial section transmission electron microscopy to produce 3D reconstructions of dendritic shafts and spines to characterize synaptic contacts on MePD neurons of both hemispheres in adult males and in females along the estrous cycle. Pleomorphic spines and nonsynaptic filopodia occur in the...
  8. Major progress towards elucidating brain wiring diagrams.

    Journal of Comparative Neurology 522(9):1987 (2014) PMID 24752413

  9. Preprodynorphin-expressing neurons constitute a large subgroup of somatostatin-expressing GABAergic interneurons in the mouse neocortex.

    Journal of Comparative Neurology 522(7):1506 (2014) PMID 24122731

    We investigated the chemical and molecular characteristics of PPD-expressing neurons in mouse neocortex. PPD-immunopositive neuronal somata were distributed most frequently in layer 5 and less frequently in layers 2-4 and 6 throughout neocortical regions. Combined labeling of immunofluorescence and...
  10. Subdivisions and connectional networks of the lateral prefrontal cortex in the macaque monkey.

    Journal of Comparative Neurology 522(7):1641 (2014) PMID 24214159

    Neuroanatomical studies have long indicated that corticocortical connections are organized in networks that relate distinct sets of areas. Such networks have been emphasized by development of functional imaging methods for correlating activity across the cortex. Previously, two networks were recogni...