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Title: Immunolocalization of a tachykinin-receptor-like protein in the central nervous system of Locusta migratoria migratorioides and Neobellieria bullata
Authors: Veelaert, Dirk
Oonk, HB
Vanden Eynde, G
Torfs, H
Meloen, RH
Schoofs, Liliane
Parmentier, M
De Loof, Arnold
Vanden Broeck, Jozef # ×
Issue Date: May-1999
Publisher: Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology
Series Title: Journal of Comparative Neurology vol:407 issue:3 pages:415-426
Abstract: Antisera raised against two distinct peptide regions of the Drosophila neurokinin-like receptor NKD were used to immunolocalize tachykinin-receptor-like proteins in the central nervous system of two insect species: the African migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, and the gray fleshfly, Neobellieria bullata. The resulting immunopositive staining patterns were identical for both antisera. Moreover, a very similar distribution of the immunoreactive material was observed in fleshflies and locusts. Immunoreactivity was found in nerve terminals of the retrocerebral complex, suggesting a presynaptic localization of the receptor in this part of the brain. Cell bodies were stained in the subesophageal ganglion: an anterior group of four larger cells and a posterior group of about 20 cells. These cells have axons projecting into the contralateral nervus corporis allati (NCA) II, bypassing the corpus allatum and projecting through the NCA I into the storage part of the corpus cardiacum. In the glandular part of the corpus cardiacum, the glandular adipokinetic hormone-producing cells did not show any immunopositive staining. In the locust, additional immunopositive staining was observed in internolaterally located neurons of the tritocerebrum and in important integrative parts of the neuropil such as the central body and the mushroom bodies. J. Comp. Neurol. 407:415-426, 1999. (C) 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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ISSN: 0021-9967
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Animal Physiology and Neurobiology Section - miscellaneous
Department of Biology - miscellaneous
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