Cholinergic nerves in human corpus cavernosum and spongiosum contain nitric oxide synthase and heme oxygenase.

@article{Hedlund2000CholinergicNI,
  title={Cholinergic nerves in human corpus cavernosum and spongiosum contain nitric oxide synthase and heme oxygenase.},
  author={Petter Hedlund and Lars Ny and Per Alm and Karl-Erik Andersson},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2000},
  volume={164 3 Pt 1},
  pages={868-75}
}
PURPOSE To characterize the distribution of cholinergic nerves in the human corpus cavernosum (CC) and spongiosum (CS) using antibodies to the vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT), and to compare this distribution to those of other transmitters/mediators or transmitter/mediator generating enzymes (heme oxygenases: HO-1 and HO-2; neuronal and endothelial NO synthases: nNOS and eNOS; vasoactive intestinal polypeptide: VIP; and tyrosine hydroxylase: TH), and to investigate NO- and carbon… CONTINUE READING