Glutamate and aspartate immunoreactivity in dorsal root ganglion cells supplying visceral and somatic targets and evidence for peripheral axonal transport.

@article{Keast2000GlutamateAA,
  title={Glutamate and aspartate immunoreactivity in dorsal root ganglion cells supplying visceral and somatic targets and evidence for peripheral axonal transport.},
  author={Janet R. Keast and T M Stephensen},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={424 4},
  pages={577-87}
}
Glutamate (Glu) is released by primary sensory neurons at their central synapses, although immunohistochemical studies have shown that only a proportion of these cell bodies are Glu-immunoreactive. Antisera raised against Glu or aspartate (Asp) were used to investigate whether neurons that store high levels of these substances have a unique neuropeptide content or target projection. In male rats, many lumbar and sacral dorsal root ganglion cells and their associated glia show high levels of Glu… CONTINUE READING