Developmental Neuroscience: PDF OnlyGirard Christine; Javier, Francisco; Garcia-Ladona, ; Gombos, GiorgioNeuroReport: September 1992 - p 741-744 Buy Abstract THE antimitotic/mutagenic agent methylazoxymethanol when injected in mice pups at postnatal days 3 and 4 produces hypogranular adult cerebella with subpial cells clusters and with a supplementary, ectopic granule cells layer in the molecular layer. The internal granular layer of these treated mice displayed a much lower density of [3H]muscimol binding sites than in controls. At the same time these binding sites are expressed in the ectopic granule cells in the middle of the molecular layer, in spite of the unusual localization of the cells and of the alteration of their nerve inputs. The subpial cells do not express these sites. Our autoradiographic data confirm the suggestion that during ontogeny the GABAA receptors in the granule cells appear when these cells leave the subpial region and indicate that the expressed receptor subtype is the same whether granule cells are in the internal granular layer or in the middle of the molecular layer. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.