Changes in the physiology and fine structure of the taenia of the guinea-pig caecum following transplantation into the anterior eye chamber.
G Burnstock, BJ Gannon, T Malmfors, DC Rogers
The Journal of Physiology | Published : 1971
1. The taenia of the guinea-pig caecum has been used as a model to study the re-establishment of autonomic innervation following transplantation into the anterior eye chamber. The ultrastructure, the histochemical localization of noradrenaline and acetylcholinesterase and the pharmacology of transmission to the taenia have been examined 1 day to 16 weeks following transplantation. Both ganglion-free strips of the taenia and caecal wall segments including the underlying Auerbach's plexus were used.2. Caecal wall preparations: nerve fibres from intramural ganglion cells retracted during the first 2 days following transplantation, but reappeared in the muscle soon afterwards. Adrenergic nerves ..View full abstract