[Location of acetylcholinesterase in axotomized ciliary ganglia]

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] [Location of acetylcholinesterase in axotomized ciliary ganglia]

Carlo Gangitano, Aurora Del Fa' Gangitano, Guglielmo Ardito, Emilio Rumi, C. Olivieri Sangiacomo

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Abstract

In the present note we have investigated the cytochemical localization of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in the chick ciliary ganglion (CG) after post-ganglionic axotomy obtained by ablation of the eyeball. Preliminary results show at quite early stages after axotomy a remarkable reduction of cytoplasmic AChE, the residual one being localized in the rough endoplasmic reticulum. On the contrary synaptic areas, in particular those concerning the calyciform synapses, still show a marked AchE activity, similarly to what observed in physiological conditions. The decrease of cytoplasmic AChe in axotomized CG does suggest the possibility that such AChE undergoes to a topographical rearrangement moving towards the synaptic areas of ganglionic neurons.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] [Location of acetylcholinesterase in axotomized ciliary ganglia]
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1005-1009
Number of pages5
JournalBOLLETTINO DELLA SOCIETA' ITALIANA DI BIOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE
Volume59
Publication statusPublished - 1983

Keywords

  • Acetylcholinesterase
  • Animals
  • Axons
  • Ganglia, Parasympathetic

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