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Immunoreactive neurons in the stomatogastric nervous system and in the alimentary tract of the locust Schistocerca gregaria and the crickets Gryllus bimaculatus and Acheta domesticus have been examined using antibodies against serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT). For comparative anatomical analysis cobalt chloride infusion was applied. The innervation of(More)
The distribution of serotonin-immunoreactive neurons in the brain of the worker honey bee Apis mellifera was studied by means of immunocytochemical staining by using a well-characterized antibody to serotonin (5-HT). About 75 immunoreactive perikarya are grouped into clusters in the optic lobe and in the median and dorsal protocerebrum. Immunoreactive(More)
BACKGROUND The 11 human cysteine cathepsins are proteases mainly located in the endolysosomal compartment of all cells and within the exocytosis pathways of some secretory cell types. Cathepsin H (Ctsh) has amino- and endopeptidase activities. In vitro studies have demonstrated Ctsh involvement in the processing and secretion of the pulmonary surfactant(More)
The lysosomal cysteine proteases cathepsin B (Ctsb) and cathepsin Z (Ctsz, also called cathepsin X/P) have been implicated in cancer pathogenesis. Compensation of Ctsb by Ctsz in Ctsb (-/-) mice has been suggested. To further define the functional interplay of these proteases in the context of cancer, we generated Ctsz null mice, crossed them with(More)
The distribution of serotonin (5-HT)-containing neurons in the supraoesophageal (cerebral) ganglion of the cockroach Periplaneta americana was studied using immunocytochemistry and the formaldehyde histofluorescence method ( Klemm , '83). In this material immunocytochemistry was more sensitive than the formaldehyde histofluorescence procedure. A relatively(More)
With antibodies to serotonin (5-HT) we have mapped immunoreactive neurons in the optic lobes of three species, the blowfly Calliphora, the desert ant Cataglyphis, and the worker bee Apis. The main emphasis in this investigation is on a system of 5-HT-positive neurons connecting the most peripheral neuropil of the optic lobes, the lamina, to more central(More)
The phylogenetic distribution of specific binding sites for kainic acid was determined in 14 species including invertebrates and vertebrates. The highest level of binding was observed in brains of the frog (Xenopus laevis), followed by the spiny dogfish (Heterodontus francisci), the goldfish (Carasius auratus) and the chick (Gallus domesticus). Although(More)