Rainer Wegerhoff

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Locustatachykinin-immunoreactive (LomTK-IR) interneurons were found to be associated with the central complex, a prominent neuropil region of the insect brain. The structures and development of this set of brain interneurons was studied from the embryo onward in the beetle Tenebrio molitor, showing individual neurons that persist from the late embryo to the(More)
The neuroarchitecture of the central complex, a prominent neuropil in the midbrain of the holometabolan, Tenebrio molitor, is described throughout larval development. The analysis is based on classical silver impregnations and on fate-mapping of identified neurons using antisera against serotonin and FMRF-amide. In T. molitor, the central body is present in(More)
The monoclonal antibody CAF-1 recognises a glucuronic acid-containing epitope present on insect acidic glycolipids. Immunohistochemical analysis of the CAF-1 epitope has revealed its differential, temporal and spatial expression during postembryogenesis of the midbrain of Tenebrio molitor. Electron microscopic resolution demonstrated, that the CAF-1 epitope(More)
Analysis of the serotonin immunoreactive neurons in the central brain of the beetle Tenebrio molitor during postembryonic development shows that the basic structural characteristics of larval brain resemble those of the adult. Most, if not all, serotonin immunoreactive central brain neurons persist with metamorphosis. Their fate can be followed during(More)
A polyclonal antiserum raised against crustacean cardioactive peptide labels 14 clusters of immunoreactive neurons in the protocerebrum of the spiders Tegenaria atrica and Nephila clavipes, and the harvestman (opilionid) Rilaena triangularis. In all species, these clusters possess the same number of neurons, and share similar structural and topological(More)
Low doses of fenvalerate, a widely used type-II pyrethroid insecticide, have been shown previously to produce abnormal olfactory centers in the brain and abnormal olfactory-mediated behavior in beetles (Wegerhoff et al. [1998] Neuroreport 9:3241-3245). Here, we use the experimental advantages of the moth Manduca sexta to explore the cellular changes that(More)
Our method combines intracellular dye injection and immunohistochemistry. Under optical control, Lucifer Yellow was injected into immunohistochemically identified neurons that reside in fixed tissue. The technique allows visualization of the complete arborization patterns of immunostained neurons. Injections were performed on small neurons (somata < 10(More)
In the present study a primary culture system of chicken embryo brain neurons was used in the early period of chicken brain development from day 6 until day 8, which was shown to be a suitable model of neuritogenesis, cell migration and reaggregation. Dissociated chicken optic tectum cells from embryonic stage 31 were cultured on polylysine-coated dishes(More)
Low doses of fenvalerate (a Type II pyrethroid) were applied to the beetle Tenebrio molitor at pupation, to ascertain its effects on the developing olfactory system. Doses of fenvalerate that prevent the formation of glomeruli in the primary olfactory neuropil (antennal lobes) also inhibit olfactory orientation behavior for different odors, despite the fact(More)
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