Ultrastructural study of delta-opioid receptors in the dorsal horn of the rat spinal cord using monoclonal anti-idiotypic antibodies.

@article{Zerari1994UltrastructuralSO,
  title={Ultrastructural study of delta-opioid receptors in the dorsal horn of the rat spinal cord using monoclonal anti-idiotypic antibodies.},
  author={F Zerari and D Zouaoui and Myriam C. Gastard and Emmanuelle Apartis and Jacqueline Fischer and F Herbrecht and Annie Cupo and Karine Cucumel and Marie Conrath},
  journal={Journal of chemical neuroanatomy},
  year={1994},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={159-70}
}
The ultrastructural localization of delta-opioid receptors was studied using monoclonal anti-idiotypic antibody prepared with an anti-D-Ala2-D-Leu5-enkephalin. Immunocytochemical techniques were used on vibratome sections from rats perfused with paraformaldehyde. A high density of immunoreactivity was observed in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, particularly the two superficial layers, the dorsolateral funiculus and the area surrounding the central canal. The labelling was absent when the… CONTINUE READING