Immunolabeled neuroactive substances in the osphradium of the pond snail, Lymnea stagnalis.

Leonid Nezlin, Leonid Moroz, Rolf Elofsson, Dmitr A Sakharov

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    The osphradium of molluscs is assumed to be a sensory organ. The present investigation in Lymnaea stagnalis has established two ultrastructurally different types of dendrites in the sensory epithelium. Cells immunoreactive to leucine-enkephalin and FMRFamide send processes to the sensory epithelium. These neurons of the osphradial ganglion are thus considered to be part of the sensory system, as are methionine-enkephalin-immunoreactive cells in the mantle wall in the vicinity of the osphradium. The complexity of the osphradial ganglion is further demonstrated by serotonin-immunoreactive neurons innervating the muscular coat around the osphradial canal and methionine-enkephalin-immunoreactive cells sending projections to the central nervous system.
    Sidor (från-till)269-275
    TidskriftCell and Tissue Research
    StatusPublished - 1994

    Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

    • Zoologi

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