Immunohistochemical demonstration of enkephalin-containing nerve fibers in guinea pig and rat lungs.

@article{Shimosegawa1989ImmunohistochemicalDO,
  title={Immunohistochemical demonstration of enkephalin-containing nerve fibers in guinea pig and rat lungs.},
  author={Toru Shimosegawa and Hussein D. Foda and Sami I. Said},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1989},
  volume={140 2},
  pages={441-8}
}
Met-enkephalin (Met-Enk) and Leu-enkephalin (Leu-Enk), the opioid peptides originally isolated from the brain, are believed to act as inhibitory neuromodulators at various synaptic sites. In this immunohistochemical study, we have investigated the localization and distribution of Met- and Leu-Enk immunoreactivities in airways and pulmonary vessels of guinea… CONTINUE READING