The Neuroanatomv-lmaging Core (Core C) is an integral part of the Program, providing resources and support for structural analysis as required in each of the proposed studies. Core personnel include a Director, a Co- Director, a Technical Director, and a technician. The Director, Dr. Milner, has an internationally recognized reputation in the areas of light (LM) and electron (EM) microscopy, and an extensive number of publications in these areas (see publications (P) for Project 3). The Co-Director, Dr. Pierce, is an experienced quantitative anatomist, having conducted studies involving correlated EM and LM stereological analysis and reconstruction (see Biosketch). The facilities and services provided by this core will support;(a) the selective labeling of neuronal subgroups through tract-tracer injection methodologies;(b) the fixation and processing of rodent tissue for LM, confocal and EM analysis, (c) single and dual preembedding and postembedding immunolabeling of antigens, and antibody characterization, (d) in situ hybridization, (e) reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO) imaging and (f) image acquisition for both analysis and presentation. Analytic approaches supported by the Neuroanatomv-lmaging Core will include: plotting neuronal distributions, the stereological determination of neuronal number, EM serial analysis and reconstruction of portions of labeled neurons and their processes, fluorescent densitometry, and the quantification of EM immunolabeling patterns (such as determining the extent to which processes are double-labeled, or immunogold particles are partitioned between different types of membranes, or membranes and cytoplasmic compartments).

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Ma, Qian; Yang, Jianmin; Milner, Teresa A et al. (2017) SorCS2-mediated NR2A trafficking regulates motor deficits in Huntington's disease. JCI Insight 2:
McEwen, Bruce S; Milner, Teresa A (2017) Understanding the broad influence of sex hormones and sex differences in the brain. J Neurosci Res 95:24-39
Marques-Lopes, Jose; Tesfaye, Ephrath; Israilov, Sigal et al. (2017) Redistribution of NMDA Receptors in Estrogen-Receptor-?-Containing Paraventricular Hypothalamic Neurons following Slow-Pressor Angiotensin II Hypertension in Female Mice with Accelerated Ovarian Failure. Neuroendocrinology 104:239-256
Faraco, Giuseppe; Park, Laibaik; Zhou, Ping et al. (2016) Hypertension enhances A?-induced neurovascular dysfunction, promotes ?-secretase activity, and leads to amyloidogenic processing of APP. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 36:241-52
Mazid, Sanoara; Hall, Baila S; Odell, Shannon C et al. (2016) Sex differences in subcellular distribution of delta opioid receptors in the rat hippocampus in response to acute and chronic stress. Neurobiol Stress 5:37-53
Garzón, Miguel; Pickel, Virginia M (2016) Electron microscopic localization of M2-muscarinic receptors in cholinergic and noncholinergic neurons of the laterodorsal tegmental and pedunculopontine nuclei of the rat mesopontine tegmentum. J Comp Neurol 524:3084-103
Harward, Stephen C; Hedrick, Nathan G; Hall, Charles E et al. (2016) Autocrine BDNF-TrkB signalling within a single dendritic spine. Nature 538:99-103
Van Kempen, Tracey A; Narayan, Ankita; Waters, Elizabeth M et al. (2016) Alterations in the subcellular distribution of NADPH oxidase p47(phox) in hypothalamic paraventricular neurons following slow-pressor angiotensin II hypertension in female mice with accelerated ovarian failure. J Comp Neurol 524:2251-65
Almey, Anne; Milner, Teresa A; Brake, Wayne G (2016) Estrogen receptor ? and G-protein coupled estrogen receptor 1 are localized to GABAergic neurons in the dorsal striatum. Neurosci Lett 622:118-23
Marques-Lopes, Jose; Lynch, Mary-Katherine; Van Kempen, Tracey A et al. (2015) Female protection from slow-pressor effects of angiotensin II involves prevention of ROS production independent of NMDA receptor trafficking in hypothalamic neurons expressing angiotensin 1A receptors. Synapse 69:148-65

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