E George Gray

University College London, London, United Kingdom 
Neuroanatomy, Electron microscopy
"E Gray"

George Gray (1924 - 1999) pioneered the exploration of brain ultrastructure making seminal discoveries that included the recognition of the two fundamental types of brain synapses, termed Gray Type 1 and Gray Type 2, which, in later work with Jack Diamond he showed to be equivalent to excitatory and inhibitory synapses. Along with Sanford (Sandy) Palay George Gray made many of the key observations that defined synaptic ultrastructure, including the recognition of the postsynaptic density (PSD) and the spine apparatus, on which our modern understanding of synaptic transmission in the central nervous system is based.

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John Zachary Young research scientist 1959-1976 UCL


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Andrew Matus grad student 1968-1971 UCL
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Roher A, Gray EG, Paula-Barbosa M. (1988) Alzheimer's disease: coated vesicles, coated pits and the amyloid-related cell. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 232: 367-73
Gray EG, Paula-Barbosa M, Roher A. (1987) Alzheimer's disease: paired helical filaments and cytomembranes. Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology. 13: 91-110
Cadete-Leite A, Tavares MA, Paula-Barbosa MM, et al. (1986) 'Perforated' synapses in frontal cortex of chronic alcohol-fed rats. Journal of Submicroscopic Cytology. 18: 495-9
Gray EG. (1986) Spongiform encephalopathy: a neurocytologist's viewpoint with a note on Alzheimer's disease. Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology. 12: 149-72
Westrum LE, Gray EG. (1986) New observations on the substructure of the active zone of brain synapses and motor endplates. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 229: 29-38
Gray EG. (1985) Membrane lamellation in brain unrelated to spongiform encephalopathy. Brain : a Journal of Neurology. 108: 139-52
Tavares MA, Barbosa-Paula MM, Gray EG, et al. (1985) Dendritic inclusions in the cerebellar granular layer after long term alcohol consumption in adult rats. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. 9: 45-8
Paula-Barbosa MM, Tavares MA, Ruela C, et al. (1985) Thyroidectomy induces coated pit formation on cerebellar mossy fiber terminals. Cell and Tissue Research. 239: 627-31
Paula-Barbosa MM, Tavares MA, Borges MM, et al. (1984) Presynaptic inclusions in mossy fibre terminals of the cerebellar cortex following long-term undernutrition in adult rats. Journal of Neurocytology. 13: 841-7
Westrum LE, Gray EG, Burgoyne RD, et al. (1983) Synaptic development and microtubule organization. Cell and Tissue Research. 231: 93-102
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