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The pars tuberalis of the rat, mouse, garden door mouse, European hamster, cat, cattle, chicken and newt is composed of two main cell types: specific secretory cells and follicular cells. The specific cells are characterized by comparable morphologic features in the investigated species, despite differences in the diameter of the secretory granulated(More)
Oxytocin-binding sites were detected by autoradiography on rat brain sections incubated in the presence of the [3H]oxytocin. These sites were characterized pharmacologically using quantitative autoradiography. High pressure liquid chromatography controls of the incubation media indicated that labelling was due to the intact [3H]oxytocin molecule.(More)
The growth of astroglial cells in primary cultures derived from newborn rat cerebral hemispheres was investigated in the absence and in the presence of newborn rat brain extract or dBcAMP. The parameters chosen were the content of DNA, total protein, and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFA) as well as the morphologic development of gliofilaments. During(More)
Fibrillar intracytoplasmic bodies, generally referred to as nematosomes or nucleolar like bodies (NLBs), are not only observed in various types of neurons in the hypothalamus and subfornical organ but also in the glandular cells of the pars tuberalis and the pars intermedia hypophyses. According to their cytochemical properties the NLBs are probably of(More)
Immunofluorescence microscopy using antibodies specific for different intermediate filament types has been used to study a rare familial cardiomyopathy characterized electron microscopically by massive accumulations of unordered intermediate filaments. The results show that the inclusions in cardiac muscle cells are composed of the desmin type of(More)
Various cytophysiological aspects of the pars intermedia of the pituitary are discussed. Cells containing melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) have been studied under normal and experimental conditions. They react to variations in ionic equilibrium, but without any clear correlation with natraemia and osmotic blood pressure. The MSH-cell stimulation in(More)
Application of the K-pyroantimonate technique combined with glutaraldehydeosmium fixation results in a reproducible intracellular distribution of mineral precipitates in the mouse hypophysis. Control experiments—with chelators and electron probe microanalysis— reveal that these precipitates consist mainly of calcium. Regularly present in the mitochondria,(More)
In the mouse, the rostral zone of the pars intermedia is almost exclusively composed of typical corticotrophic cells. They are located around and even within the neural stalk, at the level of transition between stalk and neural lobe. In the rat, the corticotrophic cells of the rostral zone are found in scattered islets among the MSH producing cells, and(More)
Sterile fragments of cellophane, cat-gut, cotton, or beef muscle implanted into the body cavity of Locusta migratoria and Melolontha melolontha are immediately surrounded by granular hemocytes which form a multi-layered capsule around each foreign body. The cytoplasm of the granular hemocytes of the outer zone of the capsule in both species shows an(More)
In the mouse, monosodium glutamate (MSG) administered neonatally provokes the necrosis of most dopaminergic perikarya in the arcuate nucleus, as classically described, but also stimulates surviving neurons as shown by their increase in both size and immunoreactivity for tyrosine hydroxylase (TH). In the treated animals, TH-immunoreactive axons rarefy in the(More)