Endothelins in the cat petrosal ganglion and carotid body: effects and immunolocalization.

@article{Rey2006EndothelinsIT,
  title={Endothelins in the cat petrosal ganglion and carotid body: effects and immunolocalization.},
  author={Sergio Rey and Rodrigo Del Rio and Julio J Alcayaga and Rodrigo Iturriaga},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2006},
  volume={1069 1},
  pages={154-8}
}
In response to hypoxia, chemoreceptor cells of the carotid body (CB) release transmitters, which acting on the petrosal ganglion (PG) neuron terminals, increase the chemoafferent discharge. Additionally, vasoactive molecules produced within the CB may modulate hypoxic chemoreception by controlling blood flow and tissue PO2. Endothelin-1 (ET-1) increases… CONTINUE READING