The subcommissural organ of vertebrates secretes glycoproteins into the cerebrospinal fluid of the third cerebral ventricle. This material polymerizes in Reissner's fiber. During ontogenetic development, besides the subcommissural organ, the ependyma lining the pontine flexure constitutes an additional Reissner's fiber-secreting gland named flexural organ. We have studied the secretion of the flexural organ and the subcommissural organ in dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula) embryos using three different antisera and the lectins concanavalin A and wheat germ agglutinin. AFRU is an antiserum against the bovine Reissner's fiber; Ab-600 is an antiserum against 600 kDa dogfish subcommissural organ glycoproteins; and APSO is an antiserum against immunoaffinity purified bovine subcommissural organ secretory glycoproteins. These three antisera immunostained the flexural organ indicating that it contains epitopes similar to those present in bovine and dogfish subcommissural organ glycoproteins. It seems highly probable that the flexural or an and the subcommissural organ of dogfish embryos secrete similar compound(s). Other ependymal regions were also immunostained with Ab-600 and APSO antisera. Then, Reissner's fiber-like glycoproteins were transiently expressed by most embryonary ependymal cells. These glycoproteins might play a role in the development of the central nervous system of vertebrates. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.

Rostral floor plate (flexural organ) secretes glycoproteins immunologically similar to subcommissural organ glycoproteins in dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula) embryos / M. D., Lopez Avalos; M., Cifuentes; J. M., Grondona; MIRANDA BANOS, MARIA ELENA; J., Perez; P., Fernandez Llebrez. - In: BRAIN RESEARCH. DEVELOPMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH.. - ISSN 0165-3806. - 102:1(1997), pp. 69-75. [10.1016/s0165-3806(97)00077-1]

Rostral floor plate (flexural organ) secretes glycoproteins immunologically similar to subcommissural organ glycoproteins in dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula) embryos

MIRANDA BANOS, MARIA ELENA;
1997

Abstract

The subcommissural organ of vertebrates secretes glycoproteins into the cerebrospinal fluid of the third cerebral ventricle. This material polymerizes in Reissner's fiber. During ontogenetic development, besides the subcommissural organ, the ependyma lining the pontine flexure constitutes an additional Reissner's fiber-secreting gland named flexural organ. We have studied the secretion of the flexural organ and the subcommissural organ in dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula) embryos using three different antisera and the lectins concanavalin A and wheat germ agglutinin. AFRU is an antiserum against the bovine Reissner's fiber; Ab-600 is an antiserum against 600 kDa dogfish subcommissural organ glycoproteins; and APSO is an antiserum against immunoaffinity purified bovine subcommissural organ secretory glycoproteins. These three antisera immunostained the flexural organ indicating that it contains epitopes similar to those present in bovine and dogfish subcommissural organ glycoproteins. It seems highly probable that the flexural or an and the subcommissural organ of dogfish embryos secrete similar compound(s). Other ependymal regions were also immunostained with Ab-600 and APSO antisera. Then, Reissner's fiber-like glycoproteins were transiently expressed by most embryonary ependymal cells. These glycoproteins might play a role in the development of the central nervous system of vertebrates. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.
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