Topographical distribution of acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase in the diencephalon and mesencephalon of the garden lizard (Calotes versicolor).

Research paper by H B HB Tewari, J S JS Sethi

Indexed on: 01 Jan '77Published on: 01 Jan '77Published in: Journal of Neuroscience Research


The present report incorporates the histochemical mapping of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) among the various nuclei and fiber tracts of the diencephalon and mesencephalon of Calotes veriscolor. The various nuclei, for both enzymes, present varying degrees of staining, ranging from negative nuclei, on the one hand, to mild and intense staining on the other hand. Almost all of the fiber tracts reveal intense activity in BChE preparations, while they demonstrate mild and moderate activities for AChE. The nature of the various nuclei in relation to enzymatic patterns is discussed.