Tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive intrinsic neurons in the Auerbach's and Meissner's plexuses of humans.

@article{Wakabayashi1989TyrosineHI,
  title={Tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive intrinsic neurons in the Auerbach's and Meissner's plexuses of humans.},
  author={Koichi Wakabayashi and Hitoshi Takahashi and Eisaku Ohama and Fusahiro Ikuta},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={1989},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={259-63}
}
We carried out an immunohistochemical study of the Auerbach's and Meissner's plexuses of the human alimentary tract, using antiserum against tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), a rate-limiting enzyme of the catecholamine-synthesizing pathway. TH-immunoreactive intrinsic neuronal cell bodies were observed in both plexuses in almost all parts of the alimentary tract, being most frequent in the Auerbach's plexus of the lower esophagus.