Distribution of opioid peptides in the preoptic region: immunohistochemical evidence for a steroid-sensitive enkephalin sexual dimorphism.

@article{Simerly1988DistributionOO,
  title={Distribution of opioid peptides in the preoptic region: immunohistochemical evidence for a steroid-sensitive enkephalin sexual dimorphism.},
  author={Richard B. Simerly and L D McCall and Stanley J. Watson},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1988},
  volume={276 3},
  pages={442-59}
}
The distribution of cells and fibers that contain opioid peptides within the preoptic region of the rat was examined immunohistochemically. Cells and/or fibers that contain peptides derived from each of the three major opioid peptide families were differentially stained by using antisera that recognize unique derivatives of each precursor molecule and do not cross-react with members of the other opioid peptide families. A beta-endorphin (beta E) antiserum was used to stain fibers that contain… CONTINUE READING