Localization of neurotransmitters and calcium binding proteins to neurons of salamander and mudpuppy retinas.
Journal - Vision research (England )
We wished to identify the different types of retinal neurons on the basis of their content of neuroactive substances in both larval tiger salamander and mudpuppy retinas, favored species for electrophysiological investigation. Sections and wholemounts of retinas were labeled by immunocytochemical methods to demonstrate three calcium binding protein species and the common neurotransmitters, glycine, GABA and acetylcholine. Double immunostained sections and single labeled wholemount retinas were examined by confocal microscopy. Immunostaining patterns appeared to be the same in salamander and mudpuppy. Double and single cones, horizontal cells, some amacrine cells and ganglion cells were strongly calbindin-immunoreactive (IR). Calbindin-IR horizontal cells colocalized GABA. Many bipolar cells, horizontal cells, some amacrine cells and ganglion cells were strongly calretinin-IR. One type of horizontal cell and an infrequently occurring amacrine cell were parvalbumin-IR. Acetylcholine as visualized by ChAT-immunoreactivity was seen in a mirror-symmetric pair of amacrine cells that colocalized GABA and glycine. Glycine and GABA colocalized with calretinin, calbindin and occasionally with parvalbumin in amacrine cells.
|ISSN : ||0042-6989|
|Mesh Heading : ||Acetylcholine Albumins Animals Calcium-Binding Protein, Vitamin D-Dependent Calcium-Binding Proteins Choline O-Acetyltransferase Glycine Microscopy, Confocal Necturus Retina Salamandra gamma-Aminobutyric Acid metabolism metabolism metabolism|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||metabolism metabolism metabolism metabolism metabolism|