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Title: Egg-laying-hormone immunoreactivity in the neural ganglia and ovary of Haliotis asinina Linnaeus
Authors: P. Saitongdee
S. Apisawetakan
N. Anunruang
T. Poomthong
P. Hanna
P. Sobhon
Mahidol University
Thailand Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Deakin University
Keywords: Neuroscience
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2005
Citation: Invertebrate Neuroscience. Vol.5, No.3-4 (2005), 165-172
Abstract: Immunoreactivity against the abalone egg-laying hormone (aELH) was detected in the fine granules of type 1 and 2 neurosecretory (NS) cells, neurites in the neuropil, and blood sinuses in the connective tissue sheath of the cerebral, pleuropedal, and visceral ganglia of the tropical abalone, Haliotis asinina Linnaeus. The number of positive NS cells, and the intensity of staining in the ganglia, varied and might be related to the stage of ovarian cycle. At any stage, positive cells were most numerous in the pleuropedal, and least numerous in the visceral ganglion. In addition, several cells of the statocyst and associated nerves also exhibited the immunoreactivity. In the ovary, the most intense reactivity was detected in the follicular and granular cells adjacent to mature oocytes, in the trabeculae and the ovarian capsule. The cytoplasm of mature oocytes was also moderately stained. The results indicate that the cerebral, pleuropedal, and visceral ganglia are the main sites of aELH-producing cells. The ovary may also produce aELH locally. © Springer-Verlag 2005.
ISSN: 13542516
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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