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GABA Neuron Alterations, Cortical Circuit Dysfunction and Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia

Figure 4

Relative levels of GAD65 and GAD67 in PVCh, PVBC, and CCKBC terminals. Cryostat sections of monkey PFC tissue (40 μm thick) were quadruple labeled for GAD65, GAD67, PV, and cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1r). Among inhibitory synaptic boutons, CB1r is exclusively expressed in those CCK-positive neurons and is completely absent in terminals of PV-positive neurons. Presynaptic CB1rs are also present in excitatory synapses; however, the antibody used in the studies illustrated in this figure exclusively reveal CB1r expression in inhibitory boutons (see main text for details). Therefore, CB1r expression is a marker of CCK cell terminals. Single channel (a)-(b) and (d)-(e) and merged (c) and (f) projection images of deconvolved image stacks (2 z-planes 0.25 μm apart). Since four labels cannot be displayed together in a single image, they have been separated into two RGB images that contain GAD67 (red), GAD65 (green), and PV (blue (c)) or CB1r (blue (f)). Arrows: PV cartridge; solid arrowheads: CB1r+/GAD65+ and GAD67 terminals; open arrowheads: GAD65+/GAD67+/PV+ terminals. Bar = 10 μm.

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