Functional heterogeneity in the myenteric plexus: demonstration using cytochrome oxidase as a verified cytochemical probe of the activity of individual enteric neurons.

@article{Mawe1986FunctionalHI,
  title={Functional heterogeneity in the myenteric plexus: demonstration using cytochrome oxidase as a verified cytochemical probe of the activity of individual enteric neurons.},
  author={G M Mawe and Michael David Gershon},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1986},
  volume={249 3},
  pages={381-91}
}
The cytochemical technique for the demonstration of cytochrome oxidase has been used to locate the sites of chronically active neurons in the CNS. The current experiments were undertaken to validate the use of this technique for the identification of active neurons and ganglia in the myenteric plexus of the gut. The excitotoxin veratridine was used to cause repetitive firing of action potentials and to depolarize myenteric neurons over an 8-hour test period in vitro. The effects of veratridine… CONTINUE READING