Cholinergic processes in anterior temporal cortex of rhesus monkeys were identified using immunocyto- chemical techniques for ChAT. Labeled fibers were present throughout the temporal pole and anterior aspects of the superior temporal, middle temporal, and inferior temporal gyri. ChAT immunoreactive fibers were most dense in layer I to superficial layer III throughout anterior temporal cortex. In temporal pole, agranular and dysgranular regions had a greater density of labeled fibers in superficial layers as compared to granular regions. In addition to the superficial concentration of cholinergic fibers in lateral temporal regions, numerous labeled fibers were also present in deep cortical layers in the inferior temporal gyrus of lateral temporal cortex, with lesser concentrations of immunoreactive fibers present in these layers in superior and middle temporal gyri. These patterns of cholinergic innervation may reflect the degree of cholinergic modulation of functions in anterior temporal cortex.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience