Christine A Lunam

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The distribution of the vitamin D-dependent calcium-binding protein, calbindin, was mapped in the brachial spinal cord and in the 15th dorsal root ganglion of the domestic fowl, using fluorescence immunohistochemistry. Cell somata of the dorsal root ganglion ranged in area from 200 microns 2 to 2000 microns 2. Sixteen percent of cell bodies displayed(More)
Substance P immunoreactive (SP-IR) nerve fibres were identified using fluorescence immunohistochemistry and the length of the labelled individual nerve fibres was measured using confocal microscopy of whole mounts of the lateral wall of the ankle joint in 2-week-old domestic chicks. In the normal ankle there was an extensive network of SP-IR fibres in the(More)
The distribution and chemical content of cutaneous nerves in 3- to 13-day-old emu chicks (Dromaius novaehollandiae) were examined by using double-labelling immunohistochemistry. Seven different subpopulations of cutaneous nerves were identified based on their neurochemistry. No intraepidermal nerve fibres were found. However, axons were located within the(More)
Four classes of neurons were identified in both juxta-jejunal and juxta-rectal ganglia of Remak's nerve of the domestic fowl using double-labeling immunohistochemistry. Neurons immunoreactive (IR) for tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) formed a mutually exclusive subpopulation from neurons displaying calbindin (CaBP)-IR. Between 48-72% of juxta-jejunal neurons(More)
1. Remak's nerve is a ganglionated nerve trunk found only in birds that runs parallel to the gut from the duodenal-jejunal junction to the cloaca. We report the first electrophysiological characterization of these neurons and their responses to gut distension. 2. A segment of chicken jejunum with attached Remak's nerve was pinned in an electrophysiological(More)
Micro-injections of biocytin were made into neurons in whole-mount preparations of Remak's nerve of the domestic fowl to visualise the morphology and projections of Remak's neurons. Remak's neurons were classified into four distinct morphological types. Remak type-I and -II neurons had a morphology resembling that of mammalian sympathetic neurons. Type-I(More)
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