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Immunolesion of melanopsin neurons causes gonadal regression in Pekin drakes (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus).

Potter H, Alenciks E, Frazier K, Porter A, Fraley GS (2018) Immunolesion of melanopsin neurons causes gonadal regression in Pekin drakes (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus). Gen Comp Endocrinol 256:16-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2017.08.006

Objective: Examine effects of loss of melanopsin in drakes.

Summary: Loss of melanopsin in PMM elicits decrease in GnRH mRNA expression, gonadal regression, and sex behaviors in drakes.

Usage: To specifically lesion melanopsin-receptive neurons, 3 μl of an anti-melanopsin-saporin conjugate (MSAP, 100 ng/ul) was injected into the lateral ventricle (n = 10). Control drakes were injected with 3 μl of equimolar unconjugated anti-melanopsin and saporin (SAP, n = 10).

Related Products: Melanopsin-SAP (Cat. #IT-44), Saporin (Cat. #PR-01)

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