Nitric oxide synthase in the thoracic ganglia of the locust: distribution in the neuropiles and morphology of neurones.

@article{Ott1998NitricOS,
  title={Nitric oxide synthase in the thoracic ganglia of the locust: distribution in the neuropiles and morphology of neurones.},
  author={Swidbert R Ott and Malcolm Burrows},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={395 2},
  pages={217-30}
}
Nitric oxide signaling is implicated in olfactory and visual pathways within the insect brain. In contrast, little is known about the distribution and function of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) in the ventral nerve cord. This study uses NADPH diaphorase histochemistry to describe the anatomy of NOS-containing neurones and the neuropilar distribution of NOS in the thoracic nerve cord of the locust. It is shown for the first time that mechanosensory neuropiles receive innervation from NOS-containing… CONTINUE READING