Topographic inventories of vagal afferents in gastrointestinal muscle.

@article{Wang2000TopographicIO,
  title={Topographic inventories of vagal afferents in gastrointestinal muscle.},
  author={Feng Wang and T L Powley},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={421 3},
  pages={302-24}
}
To inventory and characterize the two types of vagal afferents (both putative mechanoreceptors) in the muscle of the gastrointestinal tract, the authors injected wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase into the nodose ganglia of rats that had received unilateral ventral rhizotomies to eliminate efferents. The gut, from the oral esophagus to the distal… CONTINUE READING