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 : 12


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, NERVE CELLS, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, SYMPATHOMIMETIC AGENTS.


Subject Categories : BIOCHEMISRTY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE