Cell and tissue research vol:190 issue:1 pages:69-77
Using the unlabeled antibody peroxidase-antiperoxidase complex (PAP) technique at the light microscopic level, it has been shown that, in the dipnoan preoptico-hypophysial neurosecretory system, vasotocin and mesotocin are synthesized in separate neurons. In the preoptic nuclei, the perikarya of these two types of neurosecretory neurons are not located preferentially. The two types of neurosecretory perikarya give rise to separate vasotocinergic and mesotocinergic axons, respectively. The dipnoan median eminence and neural lobe contain separate vasotocinergic and mesotocinergic nerve fibres, the general distribution of which is described. In the pars distalis and the pars intermedia of the hypophysis, neurohypophysial hormone-containing nerve fibres have not been found.