The presence of immunoreactive vertebrate bioactive peptide substances in hemocytes of the freshwater snailViviparus ater (gastropoda, prosobranchia)

@article{Ottaviani1992ThePO,
  title={The presence of immunoreactive vertebrate bioactive peptide substances in hemocytes of the freshwater snailViviparus ater (gastropoda, prosobranchia)},
  author={Enzo Ottaviani and A. Franchini and Paolo Fontanili},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={12},
  pages={455-462}
}
1. Using an immunocytochemical procedure a wide range of immunoreactive vertebrate bioactive peptides (BAPs) has been found in hemocytes ofViviparus ater: bombesin, calcitonin, CCK-8, CCK-39, GH, glucagon, insulin, oxytocin, neurotensin, secretin, serotonin, somatostatin, substance P, vasopressin, and VIP. 2. No immunostaining was observed for antigastrin and antithyroglobulin antibodies. 3. The presence of BAP-like molecules in hemocytes suggests a correlation between hemocyte and APUD cells… CONTINUE READING
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