Occurrence of immunoreactive enkephalins in a neurohemal organ and other nervous structures in the eyestalk of the shore crab, Carcinus maenas L. (Crustacea, Decapoda)
1985 (English)In: Cell and Tissue Research, ISSN 0302-766X, E-ISSN 1432-0878, Vol. 241, no 1, 111-117 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Light-microscopical observations with immunofluorescence and peroxidase staining procedures revealed leu-enkephalin-like immunoreactivity in axon profiles of the sinus gland (SG) and in single small neurons in the optic ganglia of the eyestalk of Carcinus maenas. Electron microscopy of the SG showed reactivity to be associated with neurosecretory granules 82±23 nm in diameter. High performance liquid chromatography of SG-extracts revealed radioimmunoreactive substances with the retention times of synthetic met- and leu-enkephalin and met-enkephalin-Arg6-Phe7, respectively.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1985. Vol. 241, no 1, 111-117 p.
Research subject Zoology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81025DOI: 10.1007/BF00214632OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-81025DiVA: diva2:559055