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Immunohistochemical double-labeling study of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-immunoreactive cells and oxytocin-immunoreactive cells in the preoptic area of the dwarf gourami, Colisa lalia

, : Immunohistochemical double-labeling study of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-immunoreactive cells and oxytocin-immunoreactive cells in the preoptic area of the dwarf gourami, Colisa lalia. Neuroscience Research. August; 202: 189-193

The distribution of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-immunoreactive (ir) cells in the preoptic area (POA) of the dwarf gourami, Colisa lalia, was immunohistochemically studied. These neurons form cell columns on both sides of the common ventricle, and their axons project to the pituitary gland by forming distinct bundles. Also examined was the distribution of isotocin (IST) cells in the POA by using an anti-oxytocin (OXT) serum which has been proven to crossreact with IST. These two kinds of immunoreactive cells were distributed quite similarly in the POA. However, by using an immunofluorescence double-labeling method on thinner sections we found that a population of small IST cells in the ventral POA were also immunoreactive to GnRH, but that large IST cells in the dorsal POA were not immunoreactive to GnRH, and small GnRH-ir cells in the most ventral POA were not immunoreactive to the OXT antiserum. In the pituitary gland, GnRH-ir fibers were found in both the neurohypophysis and proximal pars distalis, but IST fibers were found only in the neurohypophysis.


PMID: 7808702

DOI: 10.1016/0168-0102(94)90037-X

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