Colocalization of GABA, enkephalin and neuropeptide Y in the tectum of the green frog Rana esculenta

Tamás Kozicz, Gyula Lázár

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1071-1077
Number of pages7
JournalPeptides
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 17 2001

Keywords

  • Amphibian visual system
  • Colocalization of peptides
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Mesencephalic tectum
  • Pretectum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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