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Figure 4

From: Cannabinoid receptor CB1 mediates baseline and activity-induced survival of new neurons in adult hippocampal neurogenesis

Figure 4

Cannabinoid receptor 1 immunoreactivity in the dentate gyrus. We here show representative photomicrographs of immunofluorescent staining of 40 μm thick mouse brain sections. CB1 immunoreactivity appears in red, Nestin-GFP in green, DCX, Calretinin (CR) and NeuN in Blue. The confocal scanning photomicrograph, 1 μm thickness, 40× magnification, shows that the CB1 receptor (red) is highly expressed in the dentate gyrus (A). The three-dimensional reconstruction of z-series of 8 confocal scanning photomicrograph (1.5 mm each) in shown in (B). The co-localization with Nestin-GFP (green) was found in some of cells with rounded morphology, less in the radial glia-like type-1 cells as shown in detail using orthogonal projections. The projection of 11 (C) and 13 (D) confocal scanning micrographs (1,5 μm thickness) reveals that DCX-positive cells (blue) show co-localization with the CB1 receptor (red). The 113× magnification shows in more detail the expression of CB1 receptor in DCX-positive cells (D). The confocal scanning photomicrograph, 1 μm thickness, magnification 40× shows a co-localization of Calretinin-positive staining with CB1 receptor (E). The three-dimensional reconstruction of z-series of 6 confocal scanning photomicrographs (1.5 mm each), 113× magnification show that Calretinin-positive cells (blue) are surrounded by CB1 receptor (red). The three-dimensional reconstruction of z-series of 13 (G) and 9 (H) confocal scanning photomicrographs (1.5 μm each) show immuno-reactivity to CB1 (red) in NeuN (blue) cells. The 113× magnification shows the co-localization in more detail (H). The representative scale bar is in G (50 mm) for A, C, E, and G; it is in H (20 mm) for B, D, F, and H.

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