Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 1 (february 2017) : 25-29

Immunohistochemical detection of serotonin in the kidney and adrenal of porcupine (Hystrixcristata)

B. Gencer Tarakci1, F.M. Gur2, S. Timurkaan*1, M. Girgin3, M.H. Yalcin1
1<p>Department of Histology- Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,&nbsp;Firat University, 23119 Elazig/ Turkey.</p>
Cite article:- Tarakci1 Gencer B., Gur2 F.M., Timurkaan*1 S., Girgin3 M., Yalcin1 M.H. (2016). Immunohistochemical detection of serotonin in the kidneyand adrenal of porcupine (Hystrixcristata) . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(1): 25-29. doi: 10.18805/ijar.9633.

In the present study, the existence of serotonin immunoreactivity was investigated in the adrenal gland and kidney of porcupine, Hystrix cristata, using immunohistochemical techniques as a pioneer attempt. Serotonin immunoreactivity was detected in adrenal medullary cells, distal tubules and collecting duct cells in kidney. 

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