Effects of afferent and efferent denervation of vagal nerve on endotoxin-induced oxidative stress in rats

This study investigated the role of vagal innervation in oxidative stress after systemic administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) endotoxin. Control rats and rats subjected to bilateral subdiaphragmatic vagotomy, perivagal capsaicin application (5 mg/ml) or cholinergic receptor blockade with subcutaneous atropine (1 mg/kg), were intraperitoneally injected… CONTINUE READING