Expressions of CCAAT-enhancer-binding proteins and c-Myc in the parotid gland of the rat: in vivo effects of isoprenaline, bethanechol, vasoactive intestinal peptide and food intake.


Parotid glands of adult female rats were exposed to agonists mimicking sympathetic (isoprenaline, 1mg/kg, I.P.) or parasympathetic activity (bethanechol, 10 microg/kg/min i.v. for 30 min, and vasoactive intestinal peptide, VIP, 0.2 microg/kg/min, i.v. for 30 min) or they were reflexly activated by a meal demanding chewing. The stimulated glands were removed… (More)


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