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Since Glut 1 was shown to be highly abundant in brain microvessels, its distribution during early developmental stages seems of importance in respect to the timing of blood-brain barrier (bbb) formation in the developing CNS. Here we have followed the temporal expression of the erythroid-type glucose transporter Glut 1 in the telencephalon of the embryonic(More)
Somatostatin-like immunoreactivity has been demonstrated in cells of the gastro-entero-pancreatic endocrine system of Xenopus laevis (Amphibia) using peroxidase-anti-peroxidase immunohistochemistry. The identified cells of the gastro-intestinal tract correspond to the "Open-Paraneurons" of FUJITA (1974). Somatostatin-immunoreactive cells were found in the(More)
The morphology and fine structure of the vibratile anterior dorsal fin of the rockling Gaidropsarus mediterraneus are described. 60–80 fin rays project as a fringe from a reduced fin web; their lateral movement maintains the fin in almost constant rapid undulation, at a frequency of 3–4 beats per second. The fin can be laid back and with-drawn into a(More)
The biosynthesis of the peptides caerulein and PGLa in granular skin glands of Xenopus laevis proceeds through a pathway that involves discrete morphological rearrangements of the entire secretory compartment. Immunocytochemical localization of these peptides during gland development indicates that biosynthetic precursors are synthesized in intact secretory(More)
Within the atretic follicles of Myxine glutinosa neither 3 beta-hydroxysteroiddehydrogenase, being in close relation to steroid production, nor cholesterol was found. The proofs of aryl sulphatase activity and acid phosphatase activity gave positive results in all cell types of the atretic follicle. A very strong reaction was observed in the granulosa cells(More)
In situ hybridization using biotinylated DNA probes has become an important tool in histopathology. It is well known that the sensitivity of the methods used to demonstrate viral DNA in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded specimen depends strongly on the detection system used. In the present study, an optimized in situ DNA hybridization protocol was(More)