Maura Mathieu

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The anatomical distribution of neuropeptide tyrosine (NPY)-like immunoreactivity was investigated in the brain, olfactory organ and retina of the zebrafish, Danio rerio, during development and in juvenile specimens, by using the indirect immunofluorescence and the peroxidase-antiperoxidase methods. In 60 h post fertilization (hpf) embryos, NPY-like(More)
The localization of the enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis of neurosteroids in the brain of dipnoans has not yet been determined. In the present study, we investigated the immunohistochemical distribution of 3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3 beta-HSD) and 5 alpha-reductase (5 alpha-R) in the brain and pituitary of the African lungfish Protopterus(More)
(1) alpha-amylase was extracted and purified from the stomach/digestive gland complex of the scallop Pecten maximus and an anti-serum was induced against the purified amylase by rabbit immunization. (2) The anti scallop amylase was used to localize the amylase-secreting cells in the stomach of Pecten maximus by immunofluorescence and immunogold labelling.(More)
The localization of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)-like immunoreactive (ir) elements was investigated in the brain of the anuran amphibian, Rana esculenta, during development. Using an antiserum raised against the porcine VIP, ir cell bodies and fibers were observed in the forebrain of tadpoles a few days after hatching. During early premetamorphosis,(More)
C-fos activity was determined in the brain of the frog, Rana esculenta, during the annual sexual cycle. The localization of GnRH molecular forms (mammalian- and chicken-GnRHII) was also carried out to determine whether or not the proto-oncogene and the peptides showed a functional relationship. Northern blot analysis of total RNA revealed the presence of a(More)
The distribution of 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3beta-HSD) and 5alpha-reductase (5alpha-R) has been studied in the frog brain during development. Soon after hatching, 3beta-HSD- and 5alpha-R-immunoreactive (ir) cells appeared first in the olfactory bulb and in the rhombencephalon. Subsequently, 3beta-HSD-ir cells were seen in the hypothalamus and(More)
The localization of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)-like immunoreactivity was investigated in the brain, olfactory system and retina of the zebrafish, Danio rerio, during development and in juvenile specimens, by using the indirect immunofluorescence and the peroxidase-antiperoxidase methods. In 24 h post fertilization (hpf) embryos, VIP-like(More)
This study describes the developmental expression of zYb and zYc receptors in zebrafish. RT-PCR demonstrated that both mRNAs are present from 24-hour postfertilization (hpf) and that their expression increased during larval development. Whole-mount in situ hybridization showed zYb mRNA expression in the epithalamus (24 hpf), telencephalon, hypothalamus,(More)
The immunostaining patterns of cerebral ganglia sections from the mussel Mytilus edulis with monoclonal antibodies raised against cerebral ganglia (CG) extracts were compared to those obtained with various polyclonal anti-insulin-like antibodies. One of the monoclonal antibodies (MAB 46) revealed clusters of positive cells in localization comparable to(More)
The presence of c-jun like mRNA was assessed in the brain of the frog, Rana esculenta, during the annual sexual cycle. In parallel, Jun protein and GnRH molecular form (mammalian and chicken II also indicated as GnRH1 and GnRH2, respectively) activity was studied in order to establish possible relationships. Northern blot analysis of total RNA reveals the(More)