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Title: Immunocytochemical developmental patterns of the thoracolumbar sympathetic chain in the chick and a comparison with its adrenal counterpart
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::5 - Ciencias puras y naturales::57 - Biología::577 - Bioquímica. Biología molecular. Biofísica
Keywords: Immunohistochemistry
Neuroendocrine markers
Abstract: The immunocytochemical development of the thoracolumbar sympathetic ganglion and its adrenal counterpart was studied in the chick from days 3.5 to 12 of incubation, using antibodies to 17 separate antigens, including antibodies to pan-neuroendocrine markers, catecholamine-synthesizing and proprotein-processing enzymes, and neuropeptides. Some of the antigens studied (Go protein-a subunit, thyrosine hydroxylase, and galanin) were strongly expressed from the first days of development, whereas others (chromogranin-A, chromogranin-B, 7B2 protein, and somatostatin) showed a diverse immunoreactive expression at different stages. Three different patterns were found in the development of both adrenal medulla and thoracolumbar sympathetic ganglion. In the first (chromogranin-A and B, Go protein-a subunit, tyrosine hydroxylase, HNK-1, and galanin), virtually all medullary and thoracolumbar sympathetic ganglion cells were strongly immunostained from day 4 onward. Except for HNK-1, chromogranin-A and B, there was a steady increase in immunoreactive cells for all the remaining antigens up to day 12. In the second (7B2 protein, proprotein convertase 2, and secretogranin II), full antigenic expression was reached in medullary and thoracolumbar sympathetic ganglion cells by day 10. In the third pattern (proprotein convertase 3, somatostatin, dopamine-ß-hydroxylase, neuron-specific enolase, vasoactive intestinal polypeptide, and met-enkephalin), differences in immunoreactivity were observed between the medullary and thoracolumbar sympathetic ganglion cells.
Primary author: Sánchez-Montesinos, I.
Mérida-Velasco, J.R.
Hita-Contreras, F.
Espín Ferra, J.
Rodríguez-Vázquez, J.F.
De La Cuadra, C.
Pasini, B.
Mérida-Velasco, J.A.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 10
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.20, nº 2 (2005)

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