Coelenterata Hormone-Nerve Interaction


Oxytocin/vasopressin-like Immunoreactivity ... in Hydra (PubMed) 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6761600?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_SingleItemSupl.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=3&log$=relatedarticles&logdbfrom=pubmed 

    Abstract only.  "Nerve cells have been found in hydra, which react with antisera to oxytocin, vasopressin and mesotocin. These nerve cells have a high density in the ectoderm of basal disk and tentacles,"  However, "...the antigenic determinant of hydra is not oxytocin or vasopressin. The presence of oxytocin/vasopressin-like material in coelenterates, shows that this family of peptides is of great antiquity." 
 











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