Coexpression of Neuropeptides and Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase in Cat Striatal Neurons: Dependence Striosomal Compartmentation

  • Marie-Jo Besson
  • Ann M. Graybiel
  • Bruce Quinn
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 39)


In the last two decades, there has been a sharp increase in information about the input-output systems that link the striatum with other parts of the basal ganglia and their allied nuclei as well as with the cerebral cortex and thalamus. During the same time, many of the newly-discovered neuropeptide and amino acid neuromodulators have been found in the caudate-putamen complex, joining the “classical” neurotransmitters of this region: dopamine, acetylcholine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).


Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Striatal Neuron Positive Neuron Striatal Projection Neuron Matrix Compartment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie-Jo Besson
    • 1
  • Ann M. Graybiel
    • 2
  • Bruce Quinn
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Neurochimie-AnatomieIDN, CNRS-Universite P. et M. CurieParisFrance
  2. 2.Laboratory of NeuroanatomyDepartment of Brain & Cognitive Sciences M.I.T.CambridgeUSA

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