Noradrenergic systems in human cerebellum

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

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Thin, beaded axons, immunostained with antisera to human β-hydroxylase (DBH), were present in all layers of the anterior vermis of human cerebellum. This plexus appears similar to that described in rodents and provides information complementary to receptor autoradiographic studies that show significant noradrenergic innervation of mammalian cerebellum. Moreover, in two aged controls, we demonstrated abnormal, swollen, tortuous axons not visualized in young controls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-199
Number of pages6
JournalBrain research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 27 1989


  • Abnormal axon
  • Norepinephrine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Powers, R. E., O'Connor, D. T., & Price, D. L. (1989). Noradrenergic systems in human cerebellum. Brain research, 481(1), 194-199.