Coexistence of catecholamine and methionine enkephalin-Arg6-Gly7-Leu8 in neurons of the rat ventrolateral medulla oblongata. Application of combined peptide immunocytochemistry and histofluorescence method in the same vibratome section.


An overlapping distribution of catecholamine-containing cells and proenkephaline-A derived peptide-containing neurons have been identified in the rat medulla oblongata. However, it is not evident whether the coexistence of these bioactive substances occurs in the same neurons or not. Therefore, we examined the coexistence of catecholamine and methionine… (More)