Proctolin immunoreactive elements in the nervous system of earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris).

I. Lengvári, M. Csoknya, A. Lubics, M. Szelier, J. Hámori

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Abstract

Proctolin (H-Arg-Try-Leu-Pro-Thr-OH) immunoreactive elements in the nervous system of earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris, L.) were detected in paraffin sections using peroxidase-antiperoxidase method. Each part of the central nervous system contains proctolin immunoreactive cell bodies. The nerve cells, according to their locations are motoneurons, sensory neurons as well as interneurons. A part of the sensory epithelial cells of the body surface are proctolin immunoreactive, too. The body wall muscles receive a rich proctolin immunoreactive network. It is supposed that proctolin acts as a neuromodulator in the nervous system of Lumbricus terrestris.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-345
Number of pages9
JournalActa biologica Hungarica
Volume45
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Neurology

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