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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)
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)
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)
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)
Rats were administered [3H]spiperone (SP: spiroperidol) by tail vein injection and 2 h later the brain was processed for light microscopic autoradiography. High densities of autoradiographic grains were found in all areas known to have a dopaminergic innervation, including the olfactory tubercles, nucleus accumbens, nucleus caudate-putamen, lateral septum,(More)
The connectivities of the tritocerebrum of locust (Locusta migratoria L., Schistocerca gregaria (Forsk.)) were studied histologically and by means of cobalt chloride infusion. Its neuropil consists partly of fibers which traverse the tritocerebrum and areas consisting of neuropilar agglomerizations ("glomeruli"). The following direct connections between the(More)
A simple and rapid method is described to demonstrate catecholamine-containing neurons in the insect brain by cryostat sectioning and immersion in an ice-cold SPG (sucrose-potassium phosphate-glyoxylic acid) solution. The fluorescent yield achieved can be further intensified by heating the preparations with formaldehyde vapors. The advantages of the method(More)