Localization of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) messenger RNA (mRNA) in amacrine cells of rat retina

Shonosuke Okamoto, Hitoshi Okamura, Hirofumi Terubayashi, Yoshio Akagi, Hiroshi Okamoto, Yasuhiko Ibata

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Abstract

We detected vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) messenger RNA (mRNA) in the rat retina using an in situ hybridization technique and a 35S-labelled cDNA probe. VIP mRNA was present in the cells of the inner nuclear layer (INL). The VIP mRNA-positive cells showed a distribution smilar to that of the VIP-like immunoreactive amacrine cells. This observation suggests that VIP mRNA undergoes transcription in the VIP-immunoreactive amacrine cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-715
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Eye Research
Volume11
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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