Comparative anatomy of PACAP-immunoreactive structures in the ventral nerve cord ganglia of lumbricid oligochaetes

Laszlo Molnar, Edit Pollak, Akos Boros, Dora Reglödi, Andrea Tamás, Isrvan Lengvari, Akira Arimura, Andrea Lubics

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Abstract

By means of a whole mount immunocytochemical approach, the distribution patterns of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP)-27 and PACAP-38 were identified in the ventral nerve cord (VNC) ganglia of the earthworms Eisenia fetida and Lumbricus terrestris. Each PACAP form appears to occur in a distinct neuron population. Positions of these populations, as well as numbers and sizes of the constituting neurons do not essentially differ between the two species. The data suggest that in Lumbricid Oligochaetes, PACAP-27 and PACAP-38 neuron populations may mediate distinct physiological processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-430
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1070
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

Keywords

  • Earthworm
  • Eisenia fetida
  • Lumbricus terrestris

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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