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Trefoil factor family peptides TFF1 and TFF3 in the nervous tissues of developing mouse embryo

Belovari, Tatjana; Bijelić, Nikola; Tolušić Levak, Maja; Baus Lončar, Mirela (2015) Trefoil factor family peptides TFF1 and TFF3 in the nervous tissues of developing mouse embryo. Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Science, 15 . pp. 33-37. ISSN 1512-8601

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Trefoil factor family peptides (TFF1, TFF2 and TFF3) are predominantly found in mucous epithelia of various organs. However, they have also been reported in the nervous tissue, particularly mouse, rat, porcine, and human brain. The aim of this research was to determine the presence of TFF1 and TFF3 in the nervous system of developing mouse embryo. Mouse embryos, at the stages E15 to E17 were isolated, fixed in 4% paraformaldehyde and embedded in paraffin blocks. Sagittal 6µm sections were made, processed for immunohistochemistry, and incubated with anti-TFF1 or anti-TFF3 primary polyclonal rabbit antibodies. Labeled streptavidin-biotin method was used for TFF detection. TFF1 and 3 were found in the cytoplasm of ganglion cell somata, while TFF3 staining was also visible in the cytoplasm of neurons in different areas and nuclei of brain and medulla oblongata. Neurons in the gray matter of spinal cord were also TFF1 and TFF3 positive, and signal for both peptides was found in the choroid plexus. TFF peptides might be involved in the complex processes of nervous system development and differentiation and brain plasticity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: trefoil factor; nervous system; embryonic development; mouse; immunohistochemistry
Subjects: BIOMEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE > Basic Medical Sciences
Divisions: Division of Molecular Medicine
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Role of small protective TFF proteins in health and disease (Uloga malih zaštitinih TFF proteina u zdravlju i bolesti)-Tatjana Belovari219-0982914-2179MZOS
Depositing User: Mirela Baus Lončar
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 13:06
DOI: 10.17305/bjbms.2015.251

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