Immunohistochemical and biological evidence for a neuromodulator function of neuropeptide Y in the human oviduct

@article{Heinrich1987ImmunohistochemicalAB,
  title={Immunohistochemical and biological evidence for a neuromodulator function of neuropeptide Y in the human oviduct},
  author={Dieter Heinrich and Manfred Reinecke and J. F. H. Gauwerky and Wolf Georg Forssmann},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={1987},
  volume={241},
  pages={127-132}
}
By means of the peroxidase-antiperoxidase technique the existence of neuropeptide Y-immunoreactivity (NPY-IR) in nerve fibers of the normal human uterine tube was established. NPY-IR fibers are found to supply vascular and non-vascular smooth muscles of the uterine tube. In both systems the density of NPY-IR nerves is markedly high. The NPY-IR nerves exhibit a predominance for the arterial portion of the oviductal vasculature in the serosal, the muscle and the mucosal layer. Furthermore in the… CONTINUE READING

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