Expression of the egg-laying hormone genes in peripheral neurons and exocrine cells in the reproductive tract of the mollusc Lymnaea stagnalis. Van Minnen, J., Dirks, R., Vreugdenhil, E., & Van Diepen, J. Neuroscience, 33(1):35–46, jan, 1989.
Expression of the egg-laying hormone genes in peripheral neurons and exocrine cells in the reproductive tract of the mollusc Lymnaea stagnalis [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
The neuroendocrine caudodorsal cells play an important role in the control of reproduction in Lyrmaea stagnalis. These neurons produce at least nine neuropeptides which are encoded by caudodorsal cell hormone-I and -II genes. The role of some of these peptides in the control of reproduction has been established. The present study demonstrates that the transcription and translation of the caudodorsal cell hormone genes also proceeds abundantly in the reproductive tract of this hermaphroditic animal. In the female part of the reproductive tract neurons were found to express gene I. These neurons are most likely involved in the control of transport of the eggs and egg-masses and in the regulation of secretory activity from the female accessory sex glands. In the male part of the reproductive tract exocrine secretory cells express gene I or gene II. The gene products are secreted into the male duct and transferred to the female copulant during copulation. Furthermore, putative sensory neurons in the skin were found to express gene I. The results indicate that in L. stagnalis the complex process of reproduction is regulated-at least in part-by a set of neuropeptides which are encoded by a small multigene family, viz. the caudodorsal cell gene family. \textcopyright 1989.
@article{VanMinnen1989a,
abstract = {The neuroendocrine caudodorsal cells play an important role in the control of reproduction in Lyrmaea stagnalis. These neurons produce at least nine neuropeptides which are encoded by caudodorsal cell hormone-I and -II genes. The role of some of these peptides in the control of reproduction has been established. The present study demonstrates that the transcription and translation of the caudodorsal cell hormone genes also proceeds abundantly in the reproductive tract of this hermaphroditic animal. In the female part of the reproductive tract neurons were found to express gene I. These neurons are most likely involved in the control of transport of the eggs and egg-masses and in the regulation of secretory activity from the female accessory sex glands. In the male part of the reproductive tract exocrine secretory cells express gene I or gene II. The gene products are secreted into the male duct and transferred to the female copulant during copulation. Furthermore, putative sensory neurons in the skin were found to express gene I. The results indicate that in L. stagnalis the complex process of reproduction is regulated-at least in part-by a set of neuropeptides which are encoded by a small multigene family, viz. the caudodorsal cell gene family. {\textcopyright} 1989.},
author = {{Van Minnen}, J. and Dirks, R.W. and Vreugdenhil, E. and {Van Diepen}, J.},
doi = {10.1016/0306-4522(89)90308-4},
issn = {03064522},
journal = {Neuroscience},
month = {jan},
number = {1},
pages = {35--46},
title = {{Expression of the egg-laying hormone genes in peripheral neurons and exocrine cells in the reproductive tract of the mollusc Lymnaea stagnalis}},
url = {https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0306452289903084 https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/0306452289903084},
volume = {33},
year = {1989}
}
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