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Localization of connexins in neurons and glía cells of the Helix aspersa suboesophageal brain ganglia by immunocytochemistry
Year:2007
Research Areas
  • Medicine
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Abstract
The aim of this work was to characterize several ionic channels in nervous cells of the suboesophageal visceral, left and right parietal, and left and right pleural brain ganglia complex of the snail Helix aspersa by immunocytochemistry. We have studied the immunostaining reaction for a wide panel of eleven polyclonal antibodies raised against mammal antigens as follows: voltage-gated-Na+ channel; voltage-gated-delayed-rectifier-K+ channel; SK2-small-conductance-Ca2+-dependent-K+ channel apamin sensitive; SK3 potassium channel; charybdotoxin-sensitive voltage-dependent potassium channel; BKCa-maxi-conductance-Ca2+-dependent-K+ channel; hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated potassium channel 4; G-protein-activated inwardly rectifying potassium channel GIRK2 and voltage-gated-calcium of L, N and P/Q type channels. Our results show positive reaction in neurons, but neither in glia cells nor in processes in the Helix suboesophageal ganglia. Our results suggest the occurrence of molecules in Helix neurons sharing antigenic determinants with mammal ionic channels. The reaction density and distribution of immunoreactive staining within neurons is specific for each one of the antisera tested. The studies of co-localization of immunoreaction, on alternate serial sections of the anterior right parietal ganglion, have shown for several recognized mapped neurons that they can simultaneously be expressed among two and seven different ionic protein channels. These results are considered a key structural support for the interpretation of Helix aspersa neuron electrophysiological activity.
International
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JCR
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Title
HISTOL HISTOPATHOL
ISBN
0950-9232
Impact factor JCR
2,007
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Journal number
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From page
497
To page
507
Month
SIN MES
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Participants
  • Autor: A. VERA-GIL
  • Autor: C MARTÍNEZ-CIRIANO
  • Autor: C. MAESTÚ (UPM)
  • autor: J. AISA
  • Autor: M. PES
  • autor: MJ AZANZA
  • Autor: Francisco del Pozo Guerrero (UPM)
  • Autor: A. del Moral
  • Autor: RN PÉREZ-BRUZÓN
  • Autor: M. RASO
  • Autor: C. JUNQUERA
  • Autor: C. PÉREZ CASTEJÓN
  • Autor: JM LAHOZ
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Bioingeniería y Telemedicina
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica
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