GAP-43-like immunoreactivity in the adult retina of several species

Brain Res. 1991 Jul 19;554(1-2):321-4. doi: 10.1016/0006-8993(91)90209-e.


The localization of GAP-43-like immunoreactivity has been determined in retinas from adult toad, snake, rat, rabbit, cow and human. Specific labeling was conspicuous in discrete sublaminae within the inner plexiform layer of all mammalian species tested. In contrast, the toad retina exhibited punctate labeling in the outer plexiform layer, while the snake retina had little or no GAP-43-like immunoreactivity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Brain Chemistry*
  • Bufonidae
  • Cattle
  • GAP-43 Protein
  • Growth Substances / analysis
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Membrane Glycoproteins / analysis*
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins / analysis*
  • Rabbits
  • Rats
  • Retina / chemistry
  • Retina / cytology*
  • Snakes
  • Species Specificity


  • GAP-43 Protein
  • Growth Substances
  • Membrane Glycoproteins
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins