Calcitonin gene-related peptide immunoreactive (CGRP-IR) intradental nerves in the dog.

@article{Ngassapa1998CalcitoninGP,
  title={Calcitonin gene-related peptide immunoreactive (CGRP-IR) intradental nerves in the dog.},
  author={David N Ngassapa and Matti Narhi and Toni Hirvonen and Irmeli Markkula},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={151-5}
}
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is the most frequently occurring peptide in sensory neurons in the rat. Most of the Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Immunoreactive (CGRP-IP) nerves have been found to be Capsaicin-sensitive suggesting an involvement in certain types of pain. In the dental pulp CGRP-IR nerve fibres have been studied in the rat, guinea pig, cat, sheep, pig, cow and horse but not in the dog. Extensive sprouting of CGRP-IP intradental nerves has been demonstrated in the teeth… CONTINUE READING