The galaninergic enteric nervous system of three flatfishes was studied using immunohistochemical and immuno fluorescence methods. Galanin-like immunoreactivity was mainly detected within the enteric intramural neurons of the stomachs and the proximal intestines. The sole, Solea solea L. and the flounder, Platichthys flesus L. showed a similar occurrence and relative distribution of galaninergic intramural neurons. Rare nervous fibre immunoreactive to the anti-galanin serum were observed in the muscular layers of the oesophagus of the turbot, Psetta maxima L. The presence and relative abundance of galanin-like immunoreactive neurons in the remaining organs of the alimentary canal of the turbot showed a different pattern in comparison to those observed in the sole and the flounder. A galanin-like peptide was detected in nerve fibres running through the exocrine parenchyma of the pancreas of all three species. It is conceivable that the galaninergic system in these species plays a role in regulating gut muscle activity, and in controlling pancreatic secretion. Galanin and choline acetyltransferase were co-localized within the same neurons of the stomach and intestine. The result confirms the hypothesis that galanin in the gut of fish functions as a cholinergic modulator. Differently from other fish species, immunoreactive endocrine cells were not detected in the studied pleuronectiformes

The galaninergic enteric nervous system of pleuronectiformes (Pisces, Osteichthyes) : an immunohistochemical and confocal laser scanning immunofluorescence study / G. Bosi, R. Bermudez, C. Domeneghini. - In: GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY. - ISSN 0016-6480. - 152:1(2007 May 15), pp. 22-29.

The galaninergic enteric nervous system of pleuronectiformes (Pisces, Osteichthyes) : an immunohistochemical and confocal laser scanning immunofluorescence study

G. Bosi
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C. Domeneghini
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2007-05-15

Abstract

The galaninergic enteric nervous system of three flatfishes was studied using immunohistochemical and immuno fluorescence methods. Galanin-like immunoreactivity was mainly detected within the enteric intramural neurons of the stomachs and the proximal intestines. The sole, Solea solea L. and the flounder, Platichthys flesus L. showed a similar occurrence and relative distribution of galaninergic intramural neurons. Rare nervous fibre immunoreactive to the anti-galanin serum were observed in the muscular layers of the oesophagus of the turbot, Psetta maxima L. The presence and relative abundance of galanin-like immunoreactive neurons in the remaining organs of the alimentary canal of the turbot showed a different pattern in comparison to those observed in the sole and the flounder. A galanin-like peptide was detected in nerve fibres running through the exocrine parenchyma of the pancreas of all three species. It is conceivable that the galaninergic system in these species plays a role in regulating gut muscle activity, and in controlling pancreatic secretion. Galanin and choline acetyltransferase were co-localized within the same neurons of the stomach and intestine. The result confirms the hypothesis that galanin in the gut of fish functions as a cholinergic modulator. Differently from other fish species, immunoreactive endocrine cells were not detected in the studied pleuronectiformes
galanin ; gut ; enteric nervous system ; flatfishes ; immunohistochemistry ; confocal laser microscopy
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