Noradrenergic innervation of human inferior olivary complex

Richard E. Powers, Daniel T. O'Connor, Donald L. Price

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Antisera to human dopamine β-hydroxylase (DBH) was used to stain noradrenergic axons in the inferior olivary complex (IOC) of human controls. A modest plexus of thin, beaded, immunoreactive fibers was present in all subdivisions of the IOC, and many fibers coursed in the rostrocaudal axis. This noradrenergic plexus is similar to that of monkey, provides complementary evidence to reports of β-adrenergic receptors in human IOC, and supports the concept of noradrenergic projections to IOC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-155
Number of pages5
JournalBrain research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 16 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • Dopamine β-hydroxylase
  • Immunocytochemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology


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