Localization of arginine vasopressin-neurophysin II messenger ribonucleic acid in the hypothalamus of control and Brattleboro rats by hybridization histochemistry with a synthetic pentadecamer oligonucleotide probe

P. J. Fuller, J. A. Clements, J. W. Funder

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By using 32P-labeled oligonucleotide probes for in situ DNA-RNA hybridization, we have defined the distribution of messenger RNA (MRNA) for arginine vasopressin-neurophysin II (AVP-NPII) in the rat hypothalamus. With a specific pentadecamer nucleotide probe, strong specific hybridization is seen in supraoptic, suprachiasmatic, and paraventricular nuclei in both Sprague-Dawley and Brattleboro rats. This finding, of equivalent distribution of AVP-NPII mRNA in Brattleboro and control hypothalami, confirms and extends the recent report of equivalent levels of AVP-NPII mRNA by Northern blot analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2366-2368
Number of pages3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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