Cyclic Guanosine and Adenosine 3',5'-Monophosphates in Canine Thyroid: Localization by Immunofluorescence

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Science  07 Jun 1974:
Vol. 184, Issue 4141, pp. 1089-1091
DOI: 10.1126/science.184.4141.1089


When guanosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cyclic GMP) and adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cyclic AMP) are localized in canine thyroid by a flurescence Immunocytochemical procedure, distinct staining patterns for each nucleotide are seen: Cyclic AMP is distributed throughout the follicular cell cytoplasm before and after administration of thyroid-stimulating hormone, while cyclic GMP is localized to the follicular cell mumbrane in the control state, and increased cytoplasmic fluorescence is visualized after acetylcholine. These data provide histological evidence that correlates with cyclic nucleotide tissue measurements, sugesting diverse roles of the two nucleotides in thyroid function.