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Chemical anatomy of hydra nervous system using antibodies against hydra neuropeptides: a review

  • Osamu Koizumi
  • Nobuko Sato
  • Chieko Goto
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 178)

Polyclonal antibodies against hydra neuropeptides allow us to visualize the hydra nerve net. Chemical anatomy of the hydra nerve net was archived by means of immunocytochemistry with various antibodies to hydra neuropeptides. Our goal is to describe the hydra nerve net both qualitatively and quantitatively. The present chemical anatomy results indicate (1) differences in peptide expression between ganglion cells and sensory cells, (2) large differences in neuropeptide expression between ectodermal nerve cells and endodermal nerve cells, and (3) the usefulness of quantitative chemical anatomy to analyze the entire nervous system of hydra.

Key words: antisera, nerve net, cnidarian, Cnidaria

Keywords

Ganglion Cell Nerve Cell Sensory Cell Nerve Ring Body Column 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Osamu Koizumi
    • 1
  • Nobuko Sato
    • 1
  • Chieko Goto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental ScienceFukuoka Women’s UniversityHigashi-kuJapan

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