The colocalization of GABA, enkephalin and neuropeptide Y immunoreactivity in neurons in the pretectal area and in the mesencephalic tectum of the green frog (Rana esculenta) was studied. Several Met-enkephalin immunoreactive perikarya were found in layer 6 of the tectum and every third of these neurons showed GABA-ir as well. Colocalization of GABA and NPY could also be shown in half of the neuropeptide Y immunopositive cells in the 6th layer of the tectum, but only a few cells were double stained in layers 9 and 4. In the pretectal area no colocalization of the investigated peptides and GABA was found.
- Amphibian visual system
- Colocalization of peptides
- Mesencephalic tectum
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience