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A monoclonal antibody, 115AD5, was raised against GABA coupled to bovine serum albumin. The monoclonal antibody 115AD5 also reacted with other GABA-protein conjugates. The specificity of the monoclonal antibody was corroborated by enzyme-linked immunoassay, dot-immunobinding experiments and immunostaining of rat cerebellum sections. The monoclonal antibody(More)
Several histochemical and physiological studies in the literature suggest that nitric oxide (NO) is involved in the posterior pituitary regulation. This study was set out to demonstrate the distribution of the pituitary projecting nitric oxide containing hypothalamic pathways. The fluorescent retrograde tracer fluorogold (FG) was injected into the pituitary(More)
This study was performed to compare GAP-43, PGP 9.5, synaptophysin, and NSE as neuronal markers in the human intestine. GAP-43-immunoreactive nerve fibers were abundant in all layers of the ileum and colon. GAP-43 partially co-localized partially with every neuropeptide (VIP, substance P, galanin, enkephalin) studied. All neuropeptide-immunoreactive fibers(More)
In the present study we have further studied the previous findings that rat hypothalamic dopaminergic neuronal cell groups may express tryptophan hydroxylase (TpH), the serotonin synthesizing enzyme, without a detectable serotonin synthesis. Chemical and mechanical neuronal injuries, namely colchicine treatment and axonal transection, respectively, were(More)
The nerve terminals in the intermediate and posterior lobes of the rat pituitary gland are reported to show colocalization of serotonin and tyrosine hydroxylase. This study examined the extent of this colocalization in the pituitary gland and in the nuclei considered to project to the pituitary. In the intermediate lobe, two types of nerve fibers were(More)
The findings presented here of work on the opisthobranch mollusc Pleurobranchaea californica indicate that some of the variability that has been observed in the activity of neurons during patterned motor activity may be attributable to low-dimensional chaos. We obtained long trains of action potentials (spikes) from these neurons, scanned them using(More)
Appearance of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in developing sympathetic cells of prenatal rats was studied using the indirect immunofluorescence method. In consecutive sections, tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) immunoreactivity was considered as a marker for catecholamine-synthesizing cells in general, while phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PNMT)(More)
The catecholamine-containing nerve fibers of the rat pituitary were studied by immunohistochemical demonstration of the catecholamine-synthesizing enzymes tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), dopamine-beta-hydroxylase (DBH) and phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PNMT). Immunohistochemical demonstration of TH confirms earlier catecholamine fluorescence(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) has recently gained much attention due to its apparently double-edged role in neuronal injury. This study was aimed at elucidating neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) expression in the brain after two types of injury, namely axonal transection and colchicine treatment. The neurosecretory hypothalamo-pituitary pathway served as a model(More)
Several transmitters and modulators have been found to exist in the superior cervical ganglion of the rat. It has been shown that noradrenaline is present in the principal neurons and dopamine is the main catecholamine in the small intensely fluorescent cells. 5-hydroxytryptamine and histamine have been investigated immunohistochemically and found to be(More)