We used double immunocytochemistry for α-synuclein and markers of sympathoexcitatory neurons, oligodendrocytes, iron metabolism, and autophagy to study putative neuropathological interactions in multiple system atrophy. We focused in the rostral ventrolateral medulla as a prototype vulnerable region. We found that loss of C1 neurons and oligodendrocytes related to glial cytoplasmic inclusion accumulation, downregulation of iron transport, and upregulation of autophagy and ferritin expression in these area.
- Multiple system atrophy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
- Clinical Neurology