Journal article

A temporal and spatial map of axons in developing mouse prostate

Anne E Turco, Mark T Cadena, Helen L Zhang, Jaskiran K Sandhu, Steven R Oakes, Thrishna Chathurvedula, Richard E Peterson, Janet R Keast, Chad M Vezina

HISTOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Prostate autonomic and sensory axons control glandular growth, fluid secretion, and smooth muscle contraction and are remodeled during cancer and inflammation. Morphogenetic signaling pathways reawakened during disease progression may drive this axon remodeling. These pathways are linked to proliferative activities in prostate cancer and benign prostate hyperplasia. However, little is known about which developmental signaling pathways guide axon investment into prostate. The first step in defining these pathways is pinpointing when axon subtypes first appear in prostate. We accomplished this by immunohistochemically mapping three axon subtypes (noradrenergic, cholinergic, and peptidergic) du..

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