Oct 1, 1984

Immunohistochemical localization of substance P-like immunoreactivity in the hypothalamus of the lizard, Podarcis sicula, R

General and Comparative Endocrinology
G Gaudino, A Fasolo

Abstract

The distribution of substance P (SP) immunoreactivity was investigated in the hypothalamus (preoptic area included) of the lizard by single and double immunocytochemical procedures, SP-immunopositive cell bodies were seen in the paraventricular nucleus and periventricular hypothalamic gray (including the paraventricular organ) together with some more lateral elements. Extensive nerve fibers were seen in the white matter and surrounding the paraventricular and supraoptic neurons, and more caudally reaching the hypothalamic periventricular gray, suggesting a massive involvement of SP-like substance in the control of hypothalamic neuroendocrine areas.

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TAC1
Immunofluorescence Assay
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neurons
Preoptic Areas
Organum Vasculosum Laminae Terminalis
Lizards
Hypothalamic Substance P
Drug or Chemical Tissue Distribution
Peroxidase-Antiperoxidase Complex Technique

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