Projections of enteric peptide-containing neurons in the rat.

  title={Projections of enteric peptide-containing neurons in the rat.},
  author={Frank Sundler and Eva Ekblad and Rolf H{\aa}kanson},
  journal={Archives of histology and cytology},
  volume={52 Suppl},
In order to understand better the neuronal circuitry involved in the regulation of gut functions, we have studied the distribution and projections of those enteric neurons in the rat intestines that contain vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), neuropeptide Y (NPY), galanin, substance P (SP), calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), gastrin releasing peptide (GRP), somatostatin and enkephalin. The origin of the peptide-containing nerve fibers was examined by immunocytochemistry after extrinsic… CONTINUE READING


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