The role of electron microscopy in neuropathology: A personal historical note

Asao Hirano

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Abstract

The electron microscope has been an essential instrument for elucidating the morphology of cells and tissue. Fine structural investigation of nervous tissue has disclosed numerous new findings, which were once invisible. In this communication I present my personal perspective on the role of electron microscopy in neuropathology through the presentation of selected electron microscopic projects engaged in our institution. These include brain edema, structural analysis of the myelin in the central nervous system, endodermal cysts in the central nervous system, aberrant synaptic development, toxoplasmosis in AIDS, and Hirano bodies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-123
Number of pages9
JournalActa Neuropathologica
Volume109
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005

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Electron Microscopy
Central Nervous System Cysts
Electrons
Nerve Tissue
Toxoplasmosis
Brain Edema
Myelin Sheath
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Central Nervous System
Neuropathology

Keywords

  • Cyst
  • Electron microscopy
  • Neuropathology
  • Synapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Neuroscience(all)

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The role of electron microscopy in neuropathology : A personal historical note. / Hirano, Asao.

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