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Alan Peters, PhD

TitleWaterhouse Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentAnatomy & Neurobiology
Address72 E. Concord St Housman (R)
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-4235
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-2815-9067
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Expertise on the effects of normal aging on the primate cerebral cortex.

 NIH RePORTER Grants
 Self-Described Keywords
  • effects of aging
  • electron microscopy
  • immunocytochemistry
  • light microscopy
  • Nervous system
  • neurocytology
  • stereology
 Publications
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  1. Peters A, Folger C. A website entitled "The fine structure of the aging brain". J Comp Neurol. 2013 Apr 15; 521(6):1203-6.
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  2. Peters A, Sethares C. Age-related changes in the morphology of cerebral capillaries do not correlate with cognitive decline. J Comp Neurol. 2012 Apr 15; 520(6):1339-47.
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  3. Peters A, Kemper T. A review of the structural alterations in the cerebral hemispheres of the aging rhesus monkey. Neurobiol Aging. 2012 Oct; 33(10):2357-72.
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  4. Crimins JL, Rocher AB, Peters A, Shultz P, Lewis J, Luebke JI. Homeostatic responses by surviving cortical pyramidal cells in neurodegenerative tauopathy. Acta Neuropathol. 2011 Nov; 122(5):551-64.
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  5. Kopeikina KJ, Carlson GA, Pitstick R, Ludvigson AE, Peters A, Luebke JI, Koffie RM, Frosch MP, Hyman BT, Spires-Jones TL. Tau accumulation causes mitochondrial distribution deficits in neurons in a mouse model of tauopathy and in human Alzheimer's disease brain. Am J Pathol. 2011 Oct; 179(4):2071-82.
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  6. Ludvigson AE, Luebke JI, Lewis J, Peters A. Structural abnormalities in the cortex of the rTg4510 mouse model of tauopathy: a light and electron microscopy study. Brain Struct Funct. 2011 Mar; 216(1):31-42.
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  7. Peters A, Sethares C, Moss MB. How the primate fornix is affected by age. J Comp Neurol. 2010 Oct 1; 518(19):3962-80.
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  8. Bowley MP, Cabral H, Rosene DL, Peters A. Age changes in myelinated nerve fibers of the cingulate bundle and corpus callosum in the rhesus monkey. J Comp Neurol. 2010 Aug 1; 518(15):3046-64.
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  9. Soghomonian JJ, Sethares C, Peters A. Effects of age on axon terminals forming axosomatic and axodendritic inhibitory synapses in prefrontal cortex. Neuroscience. 2010 Jun 16; 168(1):74-81.
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  10. Kirschner DA, Avila RL, Gamez Sazo RE, Luoma A, Enzmann GU, Agrawal D, Inouye H, Bunge MB, Kocsis J, Peters A, Whittemore SR. Rapid assessment of internodal myelin integrity in central nervous system tissue. J Neurosci Res. 2010 Mar; 88(4):712-21.
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  11. Luebke J, Barbas H, Peters A. Effects of normal aging on prefrontal area 46 in the rhesus monkey. Brain Res Rev. 2010 Mar; 62(2):212-32.
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  12. Killiany RJ. Isn't amyloid more than just a marker for Alzheimer disease? Neurology. 2009 Oct 13; 73(15):1174-5.
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  13. Peters A. The effects of normal aging on myelinated nerve fibers in monkey central nervous system. Front Neuroanat. 2009; 3:11.
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  14. Moore TL, Schettler SP, Killiany RJ, Rosene DL, Moss MB. Effects on executive function following damage to the prefrontal cortex in the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta). Behav Neurosci. 2009 Apr; 123(2):231-41.
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  15. Peters A, Verderosa A, Sethares C. The neuroglial population in the primary visual cortex of the aging rhesus monkey. Glia. 2008 Aug 15; 56(11):1151-61.
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  16. Inglis A, Cruz L, Roe DL, Stanley HE, Rosene DL, Urbanc B. Automated identification of neurons and their locations. J Microsc. 2008 Jun; 230(Pt 3):339-52.
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  17. Wisco JJ, Rosene DL, Killiany RJ, Moss MB, Warfield SK, Egorova S, Wu Y, Liptak Z, Warner J, Guttmann CR. A rhesus monkey reference label atlas for template driven segmentation. J Med Primatol. 2008 Oct; 37(5):250-60.
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  18. Cruz L, Urbanc B, Inglis A, Rosene DL, Stanley HE. Generating a model of the three-dimensional spatial distribution of neurons using density maps. Neuroimage. 2008 Apr 15; 40(3):1105-15.
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  19. Hinman JD, Chen CD, Oh SY, Hollander W, Abraham CR. Age-dependent accumulation of ubiquitinated 2',3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase in myelin lipid rafts. Glia. 2008 Jan 1; 56(1):118-33.
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  20. Duce JA, Podvin S, Hollander W, Kipling D, Rosene DL, Abraham CR. Gene profile analysis implicates Klotho as an important contributor to aging changes in brain white matter of the rhesus monkey. Glia. 2008 Jan 1; 56(1):106-17.
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  21. Ngwenya LB, Rosene DL, Peters A. An ultrastructural characterization of the newly generated cells in the adult monkey dentate gyrus. Hippocampus. 2008; 18(2):210-20.
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  22. Fiala JC, Feinberg M, Peters A, Barbas H. Mitochondrial degeneration in dystrophic neurites of senile plaques may lead to extracellular deposition of fine filaments. Brain Struct Funct. 2007 Sep; 212(2):195-207.
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  23. Peters A, Sethares C, Luebke JI. Synapses are lost during aging in the primate prefrontal cortex. Neuroscience. 2008 Apr 9; 152(4):970-81.
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  24. Wisco JJ, Killiany RJ, Guttmann CR, Warfield SK, Moss MB, Rosene DL. An MRI study of age-related white and gray matter volume changes in the rhesus monkey. Neurobiol Aging. 2008 Oct; 29(10):1563-75.
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  25. Peters A. Golgi, Cajal, and the fine structure of the nervous system. Brain Res Rev. 2007 Oct; 55(2):256-63.
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  26. Ngwenya LB, Peters A, Rosene DL. Maturational sequence of newly generated neurons in the dentate gyrus of the young adult rhesus monkey. J Comp Neurol. 2006 Sep 10; 498(2):204-16.
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  27. Hinman JD, Peters A, Cabral H, Rosene DL, Hollander W, Rasband MN, Abraham CR. Age-related molecular reorganization at the node of Ranvier. J Comp Neurol. 2006 Apr 1; 495(4):351-62.
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  28. Ngwenya LB, Peters A, Rosene DL. Light and electron microscopic immunohistochemical detection of bromodeoxyuridine-labeled cells in the brain: different fixation and processing protocols. J Histochem Cytochem. 2005 Jul; 53(7):821-32.
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  29. Peters A. A fourth type of neuroglial cell in the adult central nervous system. J Neurocytol. 2004 May; 33(3):345-57.
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  30. Peters A, Sethares C. Oligodendrocytes, their progenitors and other neuroglial cells in the aging primate cerebral cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2004 Sep; 14(9):995-1007.
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  31. Sandell JH, Peters A. Disrupted myelin and axon loss in the anterior commissure of the aged rhesus monkey. J Comp Neurol. 2003 Nov 3; 466(1):14-30.
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  32. Peters A, Rosene DL. In aging, is it gray or white? J Comp Neurol. 2003 Jul 21; 462(2):139-43.
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  33. Peters A, Sethares C. Is there remyelination during aging of the primate central nervous system? J Comp Neurol. 2003 May 26; 460(2):238-54.
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  34. Peters A. Structural changes that occur during normal aging of primate cerebral hemispheres. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2002 Nov; 26(7):733-41.
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  35. Peters A, Rosenbluth J, Pappas G, Kruger L, Mugnaini E. Sanford Louis Palay: in memoriam. J Neurocytol. 2002 Sep-Nov; 31(8-9):575-80.
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  36. Peters A. The effects of normal aging on myelin and nerve fibers: a review. J Neurocytol. 2002 Sep-Nov; 31(8-9):581-93.
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  37. Sandell JH, Peters A. Effects of age on the glial cells in the rhesus monkey optic nerve. J Comp Neurol. 2002 Mar 25; 445(1):13-28.
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  38. Peters A. Examining neocortical circuits: some background and facts. J Neurocytol. 2002 Mar-Jun; 31(3-5):183-93.
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  39. Peters A, Sethares C. Aging and the myelinated fibers in prefrontal cortex and corpus callosum of the monkey. J Comp Neurol. 2002 Jan 14; 442(3):277-91.
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  40. Peters A, Sethares C. The effects of age on the cells in layer 1 of primate cerebral cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2002 Jan; 12(1):27-36.
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  41. Peters A. Structural changes in the normally aging cerebral cortex of primates. Prog Brain Res. 2002; 136:455-65.
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  42. Peters A, Sethares C, Killiany RJ. Effects of age on the thickness of myelin sheaths in monkey primary visual cortex. J Comp Neurol. 2001 Jun 25; 435(2):241-8.
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  43. Peters A, Moss MB, Sethares C. The effects of aging on layer 1 of primary visual cortex in the rhesus monkey. Cereb Cortex. 2001 Feb; 11(2):93-103.
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  44. Sandell JH, Peters A. Effects of age on nerve fibers in the rhesus monkey optic nerve. J Comp Neurol. 2001 Jan 22; 429(4):541-53.
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  45. Nielsen K, Peters A. The effects of aging on the frequency of nerve fibers in rhesus monkey striate cortex. Neurobiol Aging. 2000 Sep-Oct; 21(5):621-8.
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  46. Peters A, Moss MB, Sethares C. Effects of aging on myelinated nerve fibers in monkey primary visual cortex. J Comp Neurol. 2000 Apr 10; 419(3):364-76.
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  47. Siddiqi ZA, Peters A. The effect of aging on pars compacta of the substantia nigra in rhesus monkey. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 1999 Sep; 58(9):903-20.
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  48. Peters A, Sethares C, Moss MB. The effects of aging on layer 1 in area 46 of prefrontal cortex in the rhesus monkey. Cereb Cortex. 1998 Dec; 8(8):671-84.
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  49. Feldman ML, Peters A. Ballooning of myelin sheaths in normally aged macaques. J Neurocytol. 1998 Aug; 27(8):605-14.
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  50. Peters A, Morrison JH, Rosene DL, Hyman BT. Feature article: are neurons lost from the primate cerebral cortex during normal aging? Cereb Cortex. 1998 Jun; 8(4):295-300.
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  51. McNally KJ, Peters A. A new method for intense staining of myelin. J Histochem Cytochem. 1998 Apr; 46(4):541-5.
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  52. Peters A, Sethares C. The organization of double bouquet cells in monkey striate cortex. J Neurocytol. 1997 Dec; 26(12):779-97.
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  53. Sloane JA, Pietropaolo MF, Rosene DL, Moss MB, Peters A, Kemper T, Abraham CR. Lack of correlation between plaque burden and cognition in the aged monkey. Acta Neuropathol. 1997 Nov; 94(5):471-8.
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  54. Peters A, Cifuentes JM, Sethares C. The organization of pyramidal cells in area 18 of the rhesus monkey. Cereb Cortex. 1997 Jul-Aug; 7(5):405-21.
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  55. Peters A, Nigro NJ, McNally KJ. A further evaluation of the effect of age on striate cortex of the rhesus monkey. Neurobiol Aging. 1997 Jan-Feb; 18(1):29-36.
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  56. Peters A, Palay SL. The morphology of synapses. J Neurocytol. 1996 Dec; 25(12):687-700.
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  57. Peters A, Rosene DL, Moss MB, Kemper TL, Abraham CR, Tigges J, Albert MS. Neurobiological bases of age-related cognitive decline in the rhesus monkey. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 1996 Aug; 55(8):861-74.
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  58. Peters A. Age-related changes in oligodendrocytes in monkey cerebral cortex. J Comp Neurol. 1996 Jul 15; 371(1):153-63.
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  59. Peters A, Sethares C. Myelinated axons and the pyramidal cell modules in monkey primary visual cortex. J Comp Neurol. 1996 Feb 5; 365(2):232-55.
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  60. Peters A, Leahu D, Moss MB, McNally KJ. The effects of aging on area 46 of the frontal cortex of the rhesus monkey. Cereb Cortex. 1994 Nov-Dec; 4(6):621-35.
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  61. Peters A, Payne BR, Budd J. A numerical analysis of the geniculocortical input to striate cortex in the monkey. Cereb Cortex. 1994 May-Jun; 4(3):215-29.
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  62. Peters A. The absence of significant neuronal loss from cerebral cortex with age. Neurobiol Aging. 1993 Nov-Dec; 14(6):657-8.
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  63. Peters A, Sethares C. Aging and the Meynert cells in rhesus monkey primary visual cortex. Anat Rec. 1993 Aug; 236(4):721-9.
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  64. Peters A, Payne BR. Numerical relationships between geniculocortical afferents and pyramidal cell modules in cat primary visual cortex. Cereb Cortex. 1993 Jan-Feb; 3(1):69-78.
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  65. Peters A, Yilmaz E. Neuronal organization in area 17 of cat visual cortex. Cereb Cortex. 1993 Jan-Feb; 3(1):49-68.
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  66. Peters A, Harriman KM. Different kinds of axon terminals forming symmetric synapses with the cell bodies and initial axon segments of layer II/III pyramidal cells. III. Origins and frequency of occurrence of the terminals. J Neurocytol. 1992 Sep; 21(9):679-92.
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  67. Hughes CM, Peters A. Types of callosally projecting nonpyramidal neurons in rat visual cortex identified by lysosomal HRP retrograde labeling. Anat Embryol (Berl). 1992 Jul; 186(2):183-93.
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  68. Hughes CM, Peters A. Symmetric synapses formed by callosal afferents in rat visual cortex. Brain Res. 1992 Jun 26; 583(1-2):271-8.
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  69. Peters A, Sethares C. Layer IVA of rhesus monkey primary visual cortex. Cereb Cortex. 1991 Nov-Dec; 1(6):445-62.
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  70. Peters A, Sethares C. Organization of pyramidal neurons in area 17 of monkey visual cortex. J Comp Neurol. 1991 Apr 1; 306(1):1-23.
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  71. Peters A, Josephson K, Vincent SL. Effects of aging on the neuroglial cells and pericytes within area 17 of the rhesus monkey cerebral cortex. Anat Rec. 1991 Mar; 229(3):384-98.
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  72. Peters A, Payne BR, Josephson K. Transcallosal non-pyramidal cell projections from visual cortex in the cat. J Comp Neurol. 1990 Dec 1; 302(1):124-42.
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  73. Peters A. The axon terminals of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP)-containing bipolar cells in rat visual cortex. J Neurocytol. 1990 Oct; 19(5):672-85.
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  74. Peters A, Harriman KM. Different kinds of axon terminals forming symmetric synapses with the cell bodies and initial axon segments of layer II/III pyramidal cells. I. Morphometric analysis. J Neurocytol. 1990 Apr; 19(2):154-74.
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  75. Hughes CM, Peters A. Morphological evidence for callosally projecting nonpyramidal neurons in rat visual cortex. Anat Embryol (Berl). 1990; 182(6):591-603.
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  76. Vincent SL, Peters A, Tigges J. Effects of aging on the neurons within area 17 of rhesus monkey cerebral cortex. Anat Rec. 1989 Mar; 223(3):329-41.
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  77. Payne BR, Peters A. Cytochrome oxidase patches and Meynert cells in monkey visual cortex. Neuroscience. 1989; 28(2):353-63.
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  78. Moss MB, Rosene DL, Peters A. Effects of aging on visual recognition memory in the rhesus monkey. Neurobiol Aging. 1988 Sep-Dec; 9(5-6):495-502.
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  79. Peters A, Harriman KM. Enigmatic bipolar cell of rat visual cortex. J Comp Neurol. 1988 Jan 15; 267(3):409-32.
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