Effects of ischemia on tachykinin-containing nerves and neurokinin receptors in the rabbit bladder.

@article{Azadzoi2008EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of ischemia on tachykinin-containing nerves and neurokinin receptors in the rabbit bladder.},
  author={Kazem M. Azadzoi and Ziv Radisavljevic and Mike B. Siroky},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={979-83}
}
OBJECTIVES Our previous studies showed marked changes in efferent nerve structure and reactivity in the ischemic bladder. The goal of this study was to examine the effects of bladder ischemia on tachykinin (TK) containing sensory nerves and neurokinin receptors (NKR) in a rabbit model. METHODS We recorded bladder blood flow and spontaneous contractions in treated animals at week 8 after the induction of iliac arteries atherosclerosis and in age-matched controls. Bladder tissues were processed… CONTINUE READING