, Volume 38, Issue 7, pp 802–803 | Cite as

Serotonin-containing cells in the ascidian endostyle

  • D. A. Sakharov
  • Natalia Salimova
Specialia Biologica


In the ascidian endostyle, all fluorescence due to serotonin is localized in the peripheral, iodine-binding area of the endostylar epithelium, which is homologous to the vertebrate thyroid. The amine appears to be stored in granule-containing cells which may correspond to the vertebrate calcitocytes.


Serotonin Vertebrate Thyroid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Sakharov
    • 1
  • Natalia Salimova
    • 1
  1. 1.Kolizov Institute of Developmental Biology of the USSR Academy of SciencesMoscow(USSR)

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