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Gonadotropin hormone-releasing hormone (GnRH) immunoreactivity in the mesencephalon of sharks and rays.

Other than association with the terminal nerve (TN), little is known concerning the distribution of gonadotropin hormone-releasing hormone (GnRH) in elasmobranchs. The purpose of this study was to identify GnRH immunoreactivity in the brains of three elasmobranch species with special regard to the mesencephalon. The round stingray (Urolophus halleri), thornback guitarfish (Platyrhinoidis triseriata), and leopard shark (Triakis semifasciatus) were used and immunocytochemistry was performed with antisera to both salmon and mammalian GnRH. A large GnRH-immunoreactive (ir) nucleus extends rostrocaudally for approximately 1.5 mm along and adjacent to the midline of the midbrain near the area of the oculomotor nerve. GnRH-ir fibers surround the nucleus and are found diffusely throughout the mesencephalon; some of the fibers may contact the ventricle. The medulla and spinal cord contain ir fibers that most likely originate from the midbrain nucleus. Mesencephalic GnRH-ir cell groups have been reported in representatives of all vertebrate classes with the exception of agnathans and mammals. Such a well-developed cell group in elasmobranchs may aid in understanding the evolution of GnRH systems with regard to the mesencephalon as well as providing insight to the functional significance of this cell group. Possible homologies to mesencephalic GnRH systems reported in other vertebrates is discussed as well.[1]


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