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Dopamine was coupled to bovine serum albumin (BSA) with glutaraldehyde, precautions were taken in order to preserve the catechol ring. After injection of this immunogen into rabbits, anti-dopamine antibodies were obtained and tested using radioimmunochemical binding studies and adsorption to catecholamine covered sepharose beads. A good correlation was(More)
Antibodies against gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-glutaraldehyde-lysine were obtained by using a procedure based upon (i) a high yield of coupling of GABA to protein carriers, (ii) the reduction of the resulting immunoreactive double bonds, and (iii) a protocol of alternative immunizations using different immunogens having in common only the(More)
Immunohistochemical analysis documented the presence of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-containing fibers and GABA-containing chromaffin cells in canine adrenal glands. A dense network of fibers was visualized at the boundary between medullary and cortical cells, and, in the medullary tissue, GABA-containing fibers surrounded chromaffin cells. Some of these(More)
Using an immunoperoxidase technique, we have localized by light and electron microscopy GABA-immunostained fibers within a component of the efferent innervation of the organ of Corti. At the light microscopic level, GABA-immunostained fibers were observed within the inner spiral bundle (below the inner hair cells) and the tunnel spiral bundle. The(More)
The existence of GABAergic neurons in the rat suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) was demonstrated by three specific markers; mRNA coding for glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) and visualized by in situ hybridization using a 35S-labelled cDNA probe, and GAD protein and GABA were identified by immunocytochemistry using specific antisera. In situ hybridization(More)
Dopamine (DA)-containing projections to the cerebral cortex are considered to play an important role in cognitive processes. Using a recently developed monoclonal antiserum directed against DA and an antibody directed against tyrosine hydroxylase in combination with Golgi impregnation and electron microscopy, we have observed that DA and tyrosine(More)
Converging data suggest that nitric oxide (NO) production by cytokine-induced immune cells in demyelinating lesions is involved in multiple sclerosis (MS). High levels of NO may complex to suitable amino acids, causing an immune response against the formed neo-epitopes. By testing MS sera with chemically defined nitroso-amino acids conjugated to carrier(More)
  • P. N. M. Konings, Dr. H. G. B. Vullings, M. Geffard, R. M. Buijs, J. H. B. Diederen, W. F. Jansen
  • 1988
The distribution of octopamine in the metathoracic ganglion, brain and corpus cardiacum of Locusta migratoria and Schistocerca gregaria was investigated by means of immunocytochemistry with an antiserum against octopamine. The dorsal unpaired median (DUM) cells of the metathoracic ganglion were found to be strongly octopamine-immunoreactive. In the(More)
An antiserum that has been raised against glutaraldehyde-conjugated dopamine was used to demonstrate specifically dopamine in the rat hypothalamus. This dopamine antiserum permitted an optimal fixation with glutaraldehyde and therefore enabled the simultaneous light and electron microscopic immunocytochemical localization of dopamine. It was demonstrated(More)
Antisera were raised against L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA), dopamine (DA), noradrenaline (NA), and octopamine (OA). This was achieved by coupling each molecule to bovine serum albumin or human serum albumin using glutaraldehyde. The conjugated aromatic amines were kept in a reducing medium containing sodium metabisulfite. Antiserum specificity was(More)