Classification and Location of Neurons Taking Up 3H-GABA in the Visual Cortex of Rats

  • B. M. Chronwall
  • J. R. Wolff
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There is converging evidence from biochemical and electrophysiological work suggesting that GABA acts as an inhibitory transmitter in the neocortex (Baxter, 1970; Krnjević, 1976). However, except for the reports of Hökfelt and Ljungdahl (1971/ 1972), suggesting that neurons in lamina I (LI) to LIII take up 3H -GABA, little is known of the type and position of neurons which might take up, produce and utilize GABA. This preliminary report presents an autoradiographic study of the distribution of neurons taking up 3H-GABA and their location in various layers of the adult rat neocortex.


Visual Cortex Subcortical White Matter Label Neuron Cortical Plate Inhibitory Transmitter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. M. Chronwall
    • 1
  • J. R. Wolff
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Neurobiology, NeuroanatomyMax-Planck-Institute for Biophysical ChemistryGöttingenGermany

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