Somatostatin and neuropeptide Y are almost exclusively found in the same neurons in the telencephalon of turtles

Anton Reiner, John R. Oliver

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Abstract

In mammals, somatostatin and neuropeptide Y (NPY) are largely found in the same neurons of the telencephalon. To determine if this is a phylogenetically ancient feature of telencephalic organization, the brain of red-eared turtles was examined using immunofluorescence double-labeling procedures. The results showed that somatostatin and NPY are found almost exclusively in the same neurons in the telencephalon of turtles, but these neuropeptides rarely co-occur in neurons outside the telencephalon. Thus, the extensive co-occurrence of NPY and somatostatin appears to be a feature of telencephalic organization that was present in the reptilian common ancestors of mammals and modern reptiles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-156
Number of pages8
JournalBrain Research
Volume426
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 1987

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Neuropeptide Y
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Neurons
Mammals
Reptiles
Neuropeptides
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
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  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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Somatostatin and neuropeptide Y are almost exclusively found in the same neurons in the telencephalon of turtles. / Reiner, Anton; Oliver, John R.

In: Brain Research, Vol. 426, No. 1, 17.11.1987, p. 149-156.

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