A modified histochemical technique to visualize acetylcholinesterase-containing axons

J. C. Hedreen, S. J. Bacon, D. L. Price

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Abstract

An improved histochemical method for light microscopic demonstration of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) has been developed. Axonal, dendritic, and perikaryal staining are well delineated, both in areas of low AChE content, such as cerebral cortex, and in areas of high AChE content, such as neostriatum. Axonal staining, including arborizations, stands out against a clear background devoid of diffuse reaction product.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-140
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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