Peptidergic innervation in the rat carotid body after 2, 4, and 8 weeks of hypocapnic hypoxic exposure.

@article{Kusakabe2003PeptidergicII,
  title={Peptidergic innervation in the rat carotid body after 2, 4, and 8 weeks of hypocapnic hypoxic exposure.},
  author={Tatsumi Kusakabe and Haruhisa Hirakawa and Hideki Matsuda and Tadashi Kawakami and Toshifumi Takenaka and Yoshiaki Hayashida},
  journal={Histology and histopathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={409-18}
}
The distribution and abundance of neuropeptide-containing nerve fibers were examined in the carotid bodies of rats exposed to hypocapnic hypoxia (10% O2 in N2) for 2, 4, and 8 weeks. The carotid bodies after 2, 4, and 8 weeks of hypoxic exposure were enlarged by 1.2-1.5 times in the short axis, and 1.3-1.7 times in the long axis in comparison with the normoxic control ones. The enlarged carotid bodies contained a number of expanded blood vessels. Mean density per unit area (10(4) microm2) of… CONTINUE READING

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