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Over the past few years, molecular studies of phylogeny have challenged the traditional view of evolutionary relationships among protostomian animal phyla. Based on analysis of 18S ribosomal RNA gene sequences, it has been suggested that some traditional groups, like the articulata and the pseudocoelomata, should be completely abandoned and that instead the(More)
The distribution of muscarinic ACh receptors was studied autoradiographically in cryostat sections of the pigeon telencephalon using 3H-Quinuclidinylbenzylate (QNB) as a ligand. Highest receptor density was observed in the hyperstriatum ventrale, palaeostriatum augmentatum, septum, and parts of the archistriatum In sites of known sensory input of(More)
CNS myelin was isolated by a conventional method from a wide range of vertebrate classes and analyzed by SDS-PAGE for proteins (Coomassie blue) and glycoproteins (concanavalin A (Con-A)-peroxidase). Mammalian, avian and reptilian myelin shared similar protein patterns (basic protein, BP; intermediate protein, DM-20; proteolipid protein, PLP; Wolfgram(More)
The distribution of five lysosomal enzymes (acid phosphatase, β-glucosaminidase, β-glucuronidase, sulphatase and E 600-resistant esterases) was studied in the pars distalis of the urodelian pituitary. Naphthol-AS-compounds coupled with hexazonium-pararosanilin yielded particularly good localization. The typical lysosomal picture and a basically similar(More)
In autoradiographs of cryostat sections through the forebrains of domestic geese (Anser anser f. dom.) the distribution of muscarinic ACh-receptors was studied. A regionally varied receptor density is described and compared to histological subdivisions. Possible correlations of receptor pattern and functional systems are discussed.
The distribution of cholinergic neurons is studied in the brains of cyclostomes (Lampetra fluviatilis and Myxine glutinosa) representing an early stage of vertebrate evolution. Histochemical localization of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is complemented by quantitative determinations of acetylcholine (ACh), cholinacetyltransferase (ChAT) and AChE. The(More)
The patterns of the anterior lateral-line afferents of Lampetra fluviatilis as revealed by transganglionic transport of horseradish peroxidase are described. The afferents form two roots in entering the rhombencephalon. Fibers of the dorsalmost root can be traced to a short dorsal fascicle which runs along the dorsal nucleus. The ventral roots form two(More)