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Immunocytochemical identification of CRF-like and SRIF-like peptides in the brain and the pituitary of cyprinid fish
Olivereau, M.; Ollevier, F.P.; Vandesande, F.; Verdonck, W. (1984). Immunocytochemical identification of CRF-like and SRIF-like peptides in the brain and the pituitary of cyprinid fish. Cell Tissue Res. 237(2): 379-382. dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00217162
In: Cell and tissue research: Berlin. ISSN 0302-766X, more
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Keywords
    Brain; Pituitary gland; Marine

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  • Olivereau, M.
  • Ollevier, F.P., more
  • Vandesande, F.
  • Verdonck, W.

Abstract
    Single and double immunocytochemical techniques were applied to the brain and pituitary of carps and goldfish. With the use of antiserum raised against synthetic corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), immunoreactive perikarya were observed in the nucleus praeopticus and the nucleus praeopticus periventricularis. CRF-like-immunoreactive hypothalamic nerve fibers reach the pituitary. In cyprinids, some fine fibers enter the rostral neurohypophysis bordered by prolactin- and ACTH cells. Other thicker fibers extend ventrocaudally into the neurointermediate lobe. This CRF-like system appears to differ from the SRIF-like system, which is restricted to the proximal pars distalis of the pituitary containing somatotrophs.

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