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Table 2 Neuron count (mean ± SD) in the substantia nigra nigrosome 1

From: Cell specific quantitative iron mapping on brain slices by immuno-µPIXE in healthy elderly and Parkinson’s disease

SN Nissl+/mm2 TH+/mm2 Extraneuronal neuromelanin Lewy bodies
Co 41 ± 12 14 ± 8 Negative Negative
PD 15 ± 4 2.5 ± 1.5 Positive Positive
  1. PD Parkinson’s disease, Co Healthy control, TH+ Tyrosine hydroxylase