Acta Biologica Hungarica

, Volume 63, Supplement 2, pp 217–220 | Cite as

Serotonin Transport and Synthesis Systems During Early Development of Invertebrates: Functional Analysis on a Bivalve Model

Short Communication
  • E. G. IvashkinEmail author
  • Marina Yu. Khabarova
  • Elena E. Voronezhskaya


Serotonin (5.HT) is known to be functionally active during early development in both vertebrates and invertebrates. However, the presence of 5-HT and its synthesis and transport system has not yet been demonstrated in bivalve early development. The presence of 5-HT was immunochemically demonstrated at the cleavage stage of bivalve Mytilus trossulus. 5-HT level dramatically increased within all embryonic cells after incubation with 5-HTP but not after incubation with tryptophan and 5-HT. The first 5-HT uptake by specific transporter was detected at 13 hpf blastula stage only and it was restricted to one distinct cell.


Serotonin SERT Mytilus trossulus Mollusca cleavage blastula 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. G. Ivashkin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marina Yu. Khabarova
    • 1
  • Elena E. Voronezhskaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Comparative PhysiologyInstitute of Developmental Biology RASMoscowRussia

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