Expression of P2X6 receptors in the enteric nervous system of the rat gastrointestinal tract

@article{Yu2009ExpressionOP,
  title={Expression of P2X6 receptors in the enteric nervous system of the rat gastrointestinal tract},
  author={Qiang Yu and Zhengqing Zhao and Jihu Sun and Wei Guo and Jiqiang Fu and Geoffrey Burnstock and Cheng He and Zhenghua Xiang},
  journal={Histochemistry and Cell Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={133},
  pages={177-188}
}
Expression of P2X4 and P2X6 receptor subunits in the gastrointestinal tract of the rat was studied with double-labeling fluorescence immunohistochemistry. The results showed that P2X6 receptors were expressed widely in the submucosal and myenteric plexuses. In the myenteric plexus, P2X6 receptors were expressed mainly in large size neurons which resembled Dogiel type II neurons. These P2X6 receptor-immunoreactive (ir) neurons also expressed calbindin 28K, calretinin and neuronal nuclei (NeuN… CONTINUE READING