PMID: 3692925Jan 1, 1987Paper

Golgi-like immunostaining of pituicytes and tanycytes positive for glial fibrillary acidic protein in the neurohypophysis of the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus)

P Redecker


Glial cells that contain the glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP; the major protein constituent of glial filaments) were stained immunohistochemically in thick frozen sections of the neurohypophysis of the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus). The resulting Golgi-like images provided informations on cytological features and distributional patterns of tanycytes and pituicytes. In the proximal median eminence, numerous bundled processes of tanycytes were revealed. They emerged from the ependymal and sub-ependymal layer and mostly reached the brain surface. Several tanycytic processes extended into the anatomical neural stalk. In the whole neural lobe, a dense network of GFAP-immunoreactive pituicyte processes was visualized. Stained pituicytes were highly asymmetric and exhibited a great morphological variability. Immunopositive fibers which were encountered in the intermediate lobe might be derived from pituicytes. Electron-microscopically further evidence was obtained that GFAP-positive pituicytes correspond to filament-rich fibrous pituicytes at the ultrastructural level.


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