Cell and Tissue Research

, Volume 240, Issue 2, pp 485–487 | Cite as

Immunocytochemical evidence for the presence of oxytocin in rat testis

  • S. E. F. Guldenaar
  • B. T. Pickering
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The presence of oxytocin, vasopressin and neurophysin in the testis of adult Wistar and Brattleboro rats has been examined immunocytochemically. After fixation in modified Bouin's solution, or Bouin's sublimate fixative, immunostaining was accomplished with the peroxidase-antiperoxidase method. The presence of immunoreactive oxytocin was demonstrated in 80% of the interstitial cell population of both rat strains while no staining was observed for vasopressin or neurophysin.

Key words

Oxytocin Vasopressin Neuropeptide Testis Rat 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. E. F. Guldenaar
    • 1
  • B. T. Pickering
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy, The Medical SchoolUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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