Serotonin prolongs survival of encapsulated pond snail embryos exposed to long-term anoxia.

@article{Shartau2010SerotoninPS,
  title={Serotonin prolongs survival of encapsulated pond snail embryos exposed to long-term anoxia.},
  author={Ryan B Shartau and Rose Tam and Spencer Patrick and Jeffrey I. Goldberg},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={213 Pt 9},
  pages={
          1529-35
        }
}
Embryos of the pond snail, Helisoma trivolvis, develop bilateral serotonergic neurons that innervate ciliary bands and stimulate cilia-driven rotation. This behaviour is postulated to increase oxygen availability during hypoxia by mixing the capsular fluid. We hypothesised that the stimulation of ciliary-driven rotation by serotonin (5-HT) enhances the survival of embryos during prolonged hypoxia. Embryo rotation and survival were monitored in different levels of oxygen for 24-48 h while in the… CONTINUE READING

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