192 IgG-saporin abolishes p75 neurotrophin receptor immunoreactivity in rat SCN.

Abstract

The rat suprachiasmatic (SCN) contains a dense plexus of low-affinity p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR)-immunoreactivity. In some SCN neurons, p75NTR is co-localized with vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP). The present study examines the effect of third ventricle administration of 192 IgG-saporin immunotoxin on p75NTR and VIP immunoreactivity in the rat SCN. The 192 IgG-saporin immunotoxin abolished p75NTR immunoreactivity in the SCN. VIP immunoreactivity in the SCN of saporin-lesioned animals was not significantly different from that of control animals. Immunolesions of the p75NTR-ir cell population in the SCN may prove useful in clarifying the role of p75NTR in circadian timing.

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@article{Moga1998192IA, title={192 IgG-saporin abolishes p75 neurotrophin receptor immunoreactivity in rat SCN.}, author={Margaret M Moga}, journal={Neuroreport}, year={1998}, volume={9 14}, pages={3197-200} }