Evidence for a role of neuroepithelial bodies as complex airway sensors: comparison with smooth muscle-associated airway receptors.

@article{Adriaensen2006EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for a role of neuroepithelial bodies as complex airway sensors: comparison with smooth muscle-associated airway receptors.},
  author={Dirk Adriaensen and Inge Brouns and Isabel Pintelon and Ian De Proost and Jean-Pierre Timmermans},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={960-70}
}
The epithelium of intrapulmonary airways in many species harbors diffusely spread innervated groups of neuroendocrine cells, called neuroepithelial bodies (NEBs). Data on the location, morphology, and chemical coding of NEBs in mammalian lungs are abundant, but none of the proposed functions has so far been fully established. Besides C-fiber afferents… CONTINUE READING