Distribution and function of enteric GAL-IR nerves in dogs: comparison with VIP.

@article{Gonda1989DistributionAF,
  title={Distribution and function of enteric GAL-IR nerves in dogs: comparison with VIP.},
  author={Tatsuo Gonda and Edwin E. Daniel and Thomas J. McDonald and John E. D. Fox and Barry D. Brooks and Mitsuru Oki},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={256 5 Pt 1},
  pages={G884-96}
}
The distribution of nerves containing galanin-immunoreactive (GAL-IR) material was compared to the distribution of neurons containing vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) immunoreactivity in the canine gastrointestinal tract. The actions of intra-arterially administered galanin and VIP on motility in the gastric antrum and corpus and the intestines were also studied. All sphincter muscles contained galanin- and VIP-immunoreactive nerve profiles. VIP-immunoreactive nerve profiles were present… CONTINUE READING