Accession Number : ADA006847
Title : Octopamine: Presence in Single Neurons of Aplysia Suggests Neurotransmitter Function
Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.
Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
Personal Author(s) : Saavedra, J M ; Brownstein, M J ; Carpenter, D O ; Axelrod, J
Report Date : Oct 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : Octopamine has been identified and measured in individual neurons (L7, L11, R14) from Aplysia californica. Neither dopamine nor norepinephrine was detected in these cells. Thus, in Aplysia, there may be separate populations of catecholaminergic and monophenolaminergic cells. Octopamine may have functions of its own in the central nervous system of molluscs.
Descriptors : *AMINES , *NEUROCHEMISTRY , *SPONGES , CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM , NERVE CELLS , SYMPATHOMIMETIC AGENTS
Subject Categories : Biochemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE