Jackson Estuarine Laboratory

Title

Characterization and distribution of FMRFamide immunoreactivity in the rat central nervous system

Abstract

FMRFamide immunoreactive material (irFMRFamide) was studied in rat brain and gastrointestinal tract. Highest irFMRFamide concentrations were found in tissues of the gastrointestinal tract and, in the brain, highest concentrations were found in the hippocampus, midbrain, brainstem and hypothalamus. High pressure liquid chromatographic characterization of irFMRFamide demonstrated that the immunoreactive material in brain, pancreas and duodenum was different from molluscan FMRFamide but it was also distinct from any known neuropeptide.

Publication Date

5-1-1984

Journal Title

Peptides

Publisher

Elsevier

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1016/0196-9781(84)90087-1

Document Type

Article

Rights

© 1984 Published by Elsevier Inc.