Glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD)-like immunoreactivity in the pedal ganglion of Mytilus galloprovincialis

S. De Biasi, C. Frassoni, L. Vitellaro Zuccarello

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A substance immunologically related to vertebrate glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) has been visualized in the pedal ganglion of Mytilus with the pre-embedding peroxidase-antiperoxidase method, by use of an antiserum raised in sheep against rat brain GAD. The results show that GAD-like immunoreactivity is present both in neuronal perikarya and in nerve fibers. Positive neurons are located mainly among the fibers of the ganglion neuropil at the commissural level, and more rarely close to unreactive cortical cell bodies. Immunoreactive nerve fibers are observed throughout the neuropil and also in cerebropedal and pedal nerves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-593
Number of pages3
JournalCell & Tissue Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1986


  • GAD
  • Immunocytochemistry
  • Invertebrate nervous system
  • Mytilus galloprovincialis
  • Pedal ganglion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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