Autoradiographic localization of receptors in the cochlear nucleus of the mouse.

Article date: 1986/2/1

PubMed ID: 3008955

Journal name: Brain research bulletin (ISSN: 0361-9230)


Light microscopic autoradiography of bound radiolabeled ligands was used to describe the distribution of six receptor types in the dorsal and ventral mouse cochlear nuclei: Glycine receptor ([3H]strychnine); GABA receptor ([3H]muscimol); benzodiazepine receptor ([3H]flunitrazepam); adenosine receptor ([3H]cyclohexyladenosine); muscarinic ACh receptor ([3H]quinuclidinyl benzilate); histamine receptor ([3H]mepyramine). The most intense [3H]strychnine labeling was observed in the deep region of the dorsal cochlear nucleus (DCN), with slightly lower levels in the molecular and pyramidal layers. Highest density of [3H]muscimol binding sites was observed in the granule cell layer of the posterior ventral nucleus (PVCN) and in the pyramidal layer of the DCN. Diffuse [3H]flunitrazepam labeling was distributed over all laminar regions of the DCN; the highest grain density was observed over the granule cell layer of the PVCN. Intense [3H]cyclohexyladenosine labeling was seen over the molecular layer, possibly extending into the pyramidal layer, of the DCN. The granule cell layer of the PVCN was also densely labeled. High concentrations of [3H]quinuclidinyl benzilate sites were seen in the molecular layer, possibly extending into the pyramidal layer, of the DCN. A thin band of high grain density was also visible over the granule cell layer of the PVCN. Moderate, diffuse [3H]mepyramine labeling was visible throughout the DCN, with slightly higher grain density over the molecular, and possibly the pyramidal layers, than over the deep region of the DCN.

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Author List: Frostholm A, Rotter A

Publication Types: Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Substances mentioned in the article: Receptors, Cell Surface; Receptors, GABA-A; Receptors, Glycine; Receptors, Histamine; Receptors, Muscarinic; Receptors, Neurotransmitter; Receptors, Purinergic;

Mesh terms: Animals; Autoradiography; Cochlear Nerve/metabolism; Male; Mice; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Pons/metabolism; Receptors, Cell Surface/metabolism; Receptors, GABA-A/metabolism; Receptors, Glycine; Receptors, Histamine/metabolism; Receptors, Muscarinic/metabolism; Receptors, Neurotransmitter/metabolism; Receptors, Purinergic;

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