Re: Nissl

From:"J. A. Kiernan"

> Sreemathi Krishnamurthy wrote:
> Does anyone know how nissl staining differs in different cells
> of cortical regions. I am looking for staining affinities of
> cells (as in if certain cells would stain darker or lighter
> than others). If you have any reference for this that would be
> real helpful.

This is a LARGE subject - cortical cytoarchitectonics,
and is the preserve of a few experts. For a small,
readable book try Braak, H. 1980. Architectonics of
the human Telencephalic Cortex. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
There is also the 14-volume "The Cerebral Cortex" 
edited by EG Jones and A Peters (1984- ) New York: 
Plenum Press. The cytoarchitectonic chapters are
mostly in Vol 1. 

John A. Kiernan
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London,   Canada   N6A 5C1

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