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A proctolin (PROC)-like peptide was studied immunohistochemically in the hypothalamus, lower brainstem and spinal cord of the rat using an antiserum against PROC conjugated to thyroglobulin. Neuronal cell bodies containing PROC-like immunoreactivity (PROC-LI) were observed in the dorsomedial, paraventricular and supraoptic nuclei of the hypothalamus and in(More)
Both allatostatin immunoreactivity (AS-IR) and FMRFamide immunoreactivity (FMRFa-IR) have been demonstrated light-microscopically in the lateral heart nerve of Periplaneta americana. The identical labeling of some fibers suggests the coexistence of the two antigens. Electron-microscopically, six granule types in the peripheral part of the lateral heart(More)
BACKGROUND Resistance to cheap effective antimalarial drugs, especially to pyrimethaminesulphadoxine (Fansidar), is likely to have a striking impact on childhood mortality in sub-Sharan Africa. The use of artesunate (artesunic acid) [corrected] in combination with pyrimethamine-sulphadoxine may delay or prevent resistance. We investigated the efficacy,(More)
Using a postembedding immunogold electron microscopic method, the ultrastructure and synaptic connections of FMRFamide-like immunoreactive varicosities were investigated in different peripheral organs of the snail Helix pomatia, including the heart (auricle), intestine, hepatopancreas, upper tentacle and salivary gland. The FMRFamide-like immunoreactive(More)
The frontal ganglion, part of the stomatogastric nervous system, contains about 60 to 80 neurons, 25 to 30 micron in diameter. A well developed Golgi system, producing dense-core vesicles, lysosomes, multivesicular bodies and dense bodies are abundant. Glia elements are sparsely distributed. Many nerve fibres contain granules of different size and electron(More)
The course of the Nervus connectivus (N.c.), its branches, and synaptic connections within the frontal ganglion (FG) were investigated electron microscopically after cobalt iontophoresis of the N.c. The subsequent treatment of ultrathin sections with Timm's method was found to be very suitable for identifying the smallest branches. In the neuropil, fibers(More)
The ultrastructure and synaptic connections of FMRFamide-like immunoreactive neurons were investigated in the CNS of the snail Helix pomatia, following the application of a post-embedding immunogold method. For comparison, first, we analyzed the ultrastructure and granule content of the identified FMRFamide-containing C3 neuron in the cerebral ganglion.(More)
The prothoracic glands of the last instar of Galleria mellonella undergo characteristic alterations of their cellular fine structure closely related to cellular activity. During progressive secretory activity of the gland cells there are extensive plasmalemmal infoldings and formation of a pronounced lacunar system. Mitochondria of the active cell phase are(More)
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