Serotoninergic and peptidergic nerve elements in the protoscolex ofEchinococcus granulosus (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea)

  title={Serotoninergic and peptidergic nerve elements in the protoscolex ofEchinococcus granulosus (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea)},
  author={Ian Fairweather and Michael McMullan and Colin Fredrick Johnston and M T Rogan and R. E. B. Hanna},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
The localisation and distribution of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, or serotonin) and neuropeptides in the nervous system of the protoscolex of the hydatid organismEchinococcus granulosus were determined by an indirect immunofluorescence technique. Nerve-cell bodies immunoreactive for 5-HT occurred in the lateral ganglia and in association with the lateral longitudinal nerve cords. 5-HT immunostaining was also evident in the central nerve ring, in the rostellar nerves and in the nerve plexus… CONTINUE READING


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