Immunohistochemical detection of ganglia in the rat stomach serosa, containing neurons immunoreactive for gastrin-releasing peptide and vasoactive intestinal peptide

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Ganglia, not previously described, were identified in the rat stomach serosa along the minor curvature. The ganglia consisted of varying number of cell bodies lying in clusters along or within nerve bundles. The ganglia were shown to contain GRP and VIP immunoreactive nerve fibers and cell bodies and also some NPY immunoreactive fibers, whereas they were devoid of somatostatin immunoreactivity. Nerve ligation experiments indicated that the ganglia are intrinsic to the stomach.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)47-52
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1987

    Research areas

  • Animals, Female, Ganglia, Gastrin-Releasing Peptide, Immunoenzyme Techniques, Male, Neuropeptide Y, Peptides, Rats, Somatostatin, Stomach, Vagus Nerve, Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide

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