Glycine-Containing Axon Terminals on Large Ventral Horn Cells Including Identified α-Motoneurons in the Spinal Cord of the Chicken

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Glycine-like immunoreactive (LI) axon terminals were observed on large ventral horn cells by the indirect antibody peroxidaseantiperoxidase technique in the chicken. The glycine-LI terminals were also confirmed on identified a-motoneurons by retrograde transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP). Electron microscopically, glycine-LI terminals containing pleomorphic clear vesicles made axosomatic and axodendritic synapses with large ventral horn cells including identified a-motoneurons. They formed mostly symmetrical synapses, but a few asymmetrical synapses were also seen. These glycine-LI terminals contained numerous mitochondria. The number of boutons per perimeter of a large ventral horn cell was 0.15±0.05/μm (n=90). The results indicate that α-motoneurons receive glycinergic inputs. The origin of glycinergic inputs is discussed in the light of previous investigations.

Journal

  • ACTA HISTOCHEMICA ET CYTOCHEMICA

    ACTA HISTOCHEMICA ET CYTOCHEMICA 30(1), 23-28, 1997-02-01

    JAPAN SOCIETY OF HISTOCHEMISTRY AND CYTOCHEMISTRY

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008605962
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00508022
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    00445991
  • Data Source
    CJP  J-STAGE 
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