Effect of acetyl-L-carnitine on VIP-ergic neurons in the jejunum submucous plexus of diabetic rats.

@article{Defani2003EffectOA,
  title={Effect of acetyl-L-carnitine on VIP-ergic neurons in the jejunum submucous plexus of diabetic rats.},
  author={Marli Aparecida Defani and Jacqueline Nelisis Zanoni and Maria Raquel Marçal Natali and Roberto Barbosa Bazotte and Marc{\'i}lio Hubner de Miranda-Neto},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2003},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={962-7}
}
The effect of the treatment with acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) on neurons releasing the vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) of the submucous plexus in the jejunum of diabetic rats was the purpose of our investigation. Diabetes (DM) was induced by injecting streptozotocin endoveneously (35 mg/kg). After sacrificing the animals, the jejunum was collected and processed for VIP detection. Four groups were used: C (non-diabetic), CC (non-diabetic treated with ALC), D (diabetic), DC (diabetes treated… CONTINUE READING