A quantitative study of the coexistence of peptides in varicosities within the superficial laminae of the dorsal horn of the rat spinal cord.

@article{Tuchscherer1989AQS,
  title={A quantitative study of the coexistence of peptides in varicosities within the superficial laminae of the dorsal horn of the rat spinal cord.},
  author={M M Tuchscherer and Virginia S Seybold},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1989},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={195-205}
}
While several peptides have been shown to coexist in perikarya within dorsal root ganglia of rat, coexistence of peptides has not been confirmed in axons associated with these neurons. In this study, the coexistence of substance P (SP) with somatostatin (SOM), calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), dynorphin A 1-8 (DYN), neurotensin (NT), galanin (GAL), and 5-HT in varicosities was visualized using fluorescence immunohistochemistry. Densities of immunoreactive varicosities within laminae I and… CONTINUE READING