Ultrastructural characterization of calcitonin gene-related peptide-containing fibers and islet cells in the rat pancreas.

@article{Sternini1991UltrastructuralCO,
  title={Ultrastructural characterization of calcitonin gene-related peptide-containing fibers and islet cells in the rat pancreas.},
  author={Catia Sternini and J. Patrick Card},
  journal={Pancreas},
  year={1991},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={375-84}
}
Morphology and structural organization of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) immunoreactive nerve fibers and islet cells in rat pancreas were analyzed with light and electron microscopic immunocytochemistry. Immunoreactive axons innervate exocrine and endocrine parenchyma, but are most abundant in connective tissue septae between pancreatic lobules and within the perivascular space of small arterioles. In the stromal compartment and perivascular space, immunoreactive product is confined to… CONTINUE READING