The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Octopamine-containing neurons in the alimentary tract of the earthworm (Eisenia fetida).

Octopamine-containing nerve cells have been demonstrated in the enteric plexus of the earthworm (Eisenia fetida), applying immunocytochemistry and HPLC assay. A few octopamine-immunoreactive neurons occurred in the fore- and hindgut, whereas their number in the midgut was considerably greater. Octopamine levels detected by HPLC correlated with the distribution of octopamine-containing nerve cells. A regulatory role for these intrinsic octopaminergic neurons is suggested in the enteric plexus in the earthworm alimentary tract. This is the first report on the occurrence of octopamine-containing nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system of an invertebrate.[1]


  1. Octopamine-containing neurons in the alimentary tract of the earthworm (Eisenia fetida). Csoknya, M., Barna, J., Bánvölgyi, T., Hiripi, L., Eckert, M., Hámori, J., Elekes, K. Brain Res. (1997) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities