Distribution of NADPH-diaphorase positive somata in the brainstem of the monitor lizard Varanus exanthematicus

Jennifer I. Luebke, Jacqueline M. Weider, Robert W. McCarley, Robert W. Greene

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Abstract

The distribution and size of presumptive cholinergic somata in the brainstem of the Savanna monitor lizard Varanus exanthematicus were determined using the enzyme histochemical marker NADPH-diaphorase. Numerous neurons were labelled in the lizard brainstem with this technique. A three dimensional computer reconstruction of this population revealed that it shows marked similarity to the laterodorsal tegmental/pedunculopontine tegmental cholinergic cell column, an NADPH-diaphorase positive population in the mesopontine tegmentum of the mammalian brainstem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Volume148
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 1992

Keywords

  • Acetylcholine
  • Laterodorsal tegmental nucleus
  • NADPH-diaphorase
  • Pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus
  • Reptile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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