Gastric distention enhances FOS and calcitonin gene-related peptide expression in the spinal cord and brain of rats.

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the pathway and mode of transmission of visceral stimuli by investigating the distribution of the FOS and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) proteins in the central nervous system. METHODS Twenty-four Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups: study group (n = 12), sham control group (n = 6… (More)

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