Immunohistochemical and electron microscopic study of extrinsic hepatic reinnervation following orthotopic liver transplantation in rats.

@article{Takahashi2001ImmunohistochemicalAE,
  title={Immunohistochemical and electron microscopic study of extrinsic hepatic reinnervation following orthotopic liver transplantation in rats.},
  author={Tohru Takahashi and Akira Kakita and Izumi Sakamoto and Yoshihito Takahashi and Kunio Hayashi and Fumihiko Tadokoro and Shohei Yamashina},
  journal={Liver},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={300-8}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Because little has been known about the morphological and functional consequences of liver transplantation on hepatic autonomic nerves, we examined the time-course of extrinsic hepatic innervation at the level of the porta hepatis of liver allografts. METHODS Orthotopic liver transplantation was performed using male Lewis rats. Crosscut tissue specimens were obtained postoperatively for up to 6 months from the porta hepatis of transplanted livers, and processed for… CONTINUE READING