A quantitative analysis of the interrelationships between subpopulations of rat sensory neurons containing arginine vasopressin or oxytocin and those containing substance P, fluoride-resistant acid phosphatase or neurofilament protein.

@article{KaiKai1986AQA,
  title={A quantitative analysis of the interrelationships between subpopulations of rat sensory neurons containing arginine vasopressin or oxytocin and those containing substance P, fluoride-resistant acid phosphatase or neurofilament protein.},
  author={M. A. Kai-Kai and Brian H. Anderton and Patricia Keen},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={1986},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={475-86}
}
In rat L5 dorsal root ganglia 50% of neurons contained arginine vasopressin-like immunoreactivity and 38% oxytocin-like immunoreactivity, the oxytocin entirely coexisting with the arginine vasopressin. Staining of alternate mirror-image sections with RT97 (an antibody to neurofilament protein, and a marker for large light neurons) and with arginine vasopressin antiserum showed that the two were entirely complementary, thus establishing arginine vasopressin as a marker for all small dark neurons… CONTINUE READING