We studied the distribution of annexin I- and annexin V-like proteins in the eye and central nervous system of the snails, Aplysia californica and Helix pomatia by immunocytochemistry. Annexin I-immunoreactive material in Aplysia californica was localized in sensory and corneal cells of the eye and in distinct neurons of the cerebral, buccal, and abdominal ganglia, where it was exclusively located in bag cells. Annexin V-immunoreactive neurons were restricted to the pleural ganglia of Aplysia californica. In Helix pomatia annexin I-immunoreactive neurons were present in the cerebral, buccal, visceral, and left and right parietal ganglia, whereas annexin V-immunoreactivity neurons were present in left and right pleural, left and right parietal, visceral, and buccal ganglia. Annexin VI-immunoreactivity was absent in both gastropods studied. Our study shows a cell specific localization of annexin-like proteins in the central nervous system and eye of molluscs. The cell types containing the immunoreactive proteins suggests that the annexin-like proteins may be involved in intracellular signaling mechanisms, which ultimately may modulate egg-laying and circadian rhythmicity.

Annexin-immunoreactive proteins in the nervous system and eye of the gastropods, Aplysia and Helix

DONATO, Rosario Francesco;
1997

Abstract

We studied the distribution of annexin I- and annexin V-like proteins in the eye and central nervous system of the snails, Aplysia californica and Helix pomatia by immunocytochemistry. Annexin I-immunoreactive material in Aplysia californica was localized in sensory and corneal cells of the eye and in distinct neurons of the cerebral, buccal, and abdominal ganglia, where it was exclusively located in bag cells. Annexin V-immunoreactive neurons were restricted to the pleural ganglia of Aplysia californica. In Helix pomatia annexin I-immunoreactive neurons were present in the cerebral, buccal, visceral, and left and right parietal ganglia, whereas annexin V-immunoreactivity neurons were present in left and right pleural, left and right parietal, visceral, and buccal ganglia. Annexin VI-immunoreactivity was absent in both gastropods studied. Our study shows a cell specific localization of annexin-like proteins in the central nervous system and eye of molluscs. The cell types containing the immunoreactive proteins suggests that the annexin-like proteins may be involved in intracellular signaling mechanisms, which ultimately may modulate egg-laying and circadian rhythmicity.
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