Patterns of adrenergic and peptidergic innervation in human olfactory mucosa: age-related trends.


The distribution and targets of nerves containing the adrenergic markers tyrosine hydroxylase, dopamine beta-hydroxylase, and neuropeptide Y in the human olfactory mucosa were investigated by immunohistochemistry. Tissue was obtained at autopsy from the nasal cleft of 16 adults ranging in age from 24 to 90 years, and from one spontaneously aborted 16-week… (More)