Cell and Tissue Research

, Volume 244, Issue 3, pp 515–517 | Cite as

Serotonin-like immunoreactivity in the central nervous system and gonad of the scallop, Patinopecten yessoensis

  • T. Matsutani
  • T. Nomura


The localization of neurons containing serotonin in the central nervous system and the gonad of the scallop, Patinopecten yessoensis, was examined immunohistochemically. In the central nervous system a large number of immunoreactive perikarya were observed in the following regions: a part of the anterior lobe of the cerebral ganglion; the posterior lobe of the cerebral ganglion; the pedal ganglion; and the accessory ganglion. No immunoreactive perikarya were found in the visceral ganglion. Numerous immunoreactive fibers were revealed in the neuropil of all central ganglia. In the gonadal region immunoreactive fibers were distributed around the gonoduct and along the germinal epithelium.

Key words

Serotonin Immunohistochemistry Central nervous system Gonad Patinopecten yessoensis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Matsutani
    • 1
  • T. Nomura
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Fishery Science, Faculty of AgricultureTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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