Two groups of cerebral dorsal cells of the pulmonate snail Planorbarius corneus stain positively with antisera raised against synthetic fragments of the B- and C-chain of the molluscan pro-insulin-related pro-hormone, proMIP-I, of another pulmonate snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. At the light-microscopic level the somata of the dorsal cells and their axons and neurohemal axon terminals in the periphery of the paired median lip nerves are immunoreactive with both antisera. Furthermore, the canopy cells in the lateral lobes of the cerebral ganglia are positive. In addition, MIP(B)-immunoreactive neurons are found in most other ganglia of the central nervous system. At the ultrastructural level, pale and dark secretory granules are found in somata and axon terminals of the dorsal cells. Dark granules are about 4 times as immunoreactive to both antisera as pale granules. Release of anti-MIP(B)- and anti-MIP(C)-immunopositive contents of the secretory granules by exocytosis is apparent in material treated according to the tannic acid method. It is concluded that the dorsal and canopy cells synthesize a molluscan insulin-related peptide that is packed in the cell body into secretory granules and that is subsequently transported to the neurohemal axon terminals and released into the hemolymph by exocytosis. Thus, MIP seems to act as a neurohormone on peripheral targets. On the basis of the analogy between the dorsal cells and the MIP-producing cells in L. stagnalis, it is proposed that the dorsal cells of P. corneus are involved in the control of body growth and associated processes.

Light and electron microscope immunocitochemistry of a molluscan insulin-related peptide in the central nervous system of Planorbarius corneus / Sonetti, Dario; Wra, Vanheumen; Ew, Roubos. - In: CELL AND TISSUE RESEARCH. - ISSN 0302-766X. - 267:(1992), pp. 473-481.

Light and electron microscope immunocitochemistry of a molluscan insulin-related peptide in the central nervous system of Planorbarius corneus

SONETTI, Dario;
1992

Abstract

Two groups of cerebral dorsal cells of the pulmonate snail Planorbarius corneus stain positively with antisera raised against synthetic fragments of the B- and C-chain of the molluscan pro-insulin-related pro-hormone, proMIP-I, of another pulmonate snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. At the light-microscopic level the somata of the dorsal cells and their axons and neurohemal axon terminals in the periphery of the paired median lip nerves are immunoreactive with both antisera. Furthermore, the canopy cells in the lateral lobes of the cerebral ganglia are positive. In addition, MIP(B)-immunoreactive neurons are found in most other ganglia of the central nervous system. At the ultrastructural level, pale and dark secretory granules are found in somata and axon terminals of the dorsal cells. Dark granules are about 4 times as immunoreactive to both antisera as pale granules. Release of anti-MIP(B)- and anti-MIP(C)-immunopositive contents of the secretory granules by exocytosis is apparent in material treated according to the tannic acid method. It is concluded that the dorsal and canopy cells synthesize a molluscan insulin-related peptide that is packed in the cell body into secretory granules and that is subsequently transported to the neurohemal axon terminals and released into the hemolymph by exocytosis. Thus, MIP seems to act as a neurohormone on peripheral targets. On the basis of the analogy between the dorsal cells and the MIP-producing cells in L. stagnalis, it is proposed that the dorsal cells of P. corneus are involved in the control of body growth and associated processes.
1992
267
473
481
Light and electron microscope immunocitochemistry of a molluscan insulin-related peptide in the central nervous system of Planorbarius corneus / Sonetti, Dario; Wra, Vanheumen; Ew, Roubos. - In: CELL AND TISSUE RESEARCH. - ISSN 0302-766X. - 267:(1992), pp. 473-481.
Sonetti, Dario; Wra, Vanheumen; Ew, Roubos
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