|Title:||Localization of the Neuropeptide Arginine Vasotocin and Its Receptor in the Osmoregulatory Organs of Black Porgy, Acanthopagrus schlegelii: Gills, Kidneys, and Intestines||Authors:||Nagarajan, Ganesan
Alkhamis, Yousef Ahmed
Mathew, Roshmon Thomas
|Keywords:||avt;avtr;alpha-nka;gill;black porgy||Issue Date:||1-Nov-2022||Publisher:||MDPI||Journal Volume:||23||Journal Issue:||21||Source:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES||Abstract:||
The neurohypophysial hormone arginine vasotocin (avt) and its receptor (avtr) regulates ions in the osmoregulatory organs of euryhaline black porgy (Acanthopagrus schlegelii). The localization of avt and avtr transcripts in the osmoregulatory organs has yet to be demonstrated. Thus, in the present study, we performed an in situ hybridization analysis to determine the localization of avt and avtr in the gills, kidneys, and intestines of the black porgy. The avt and avtr transcripts were identified in the filament and lamellae region of the gills in the black porgy. However, the basal membrane of the filament contained more avt and avtr transcripts. Fluorescence double tagging analysis revealed that avt and avtr mRNAs were partially co-localized with alpha-Nka-ir cells in the gill filament. The proximal tubules, distal tubules, and collecting duct of the kidney all had positive hybridization signals for the avt and avtr transcripts. Unlike the alpha-Nka immunoreactive cells, the avt and avtr transcripts were found on the basolateral surface of the distal convoluted tubule and in the entire cells of the proximal convoluted tubules of the black porgy kidney. In the intestine, the avt and avtr transcripts were found in the basolateral membrane of the enterocytes. Collectively, this study provides a summary of evidence suggesting that the neuropeptides avt and avtr with alpha-Nka-ir cells may have functions in the gills, kidneys, and intestines via ionocytes.
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