Journal article

Spatiotemporal mapping of sensory and motor innervation of the embryonic and postnatal mouse urinary bladder.

Casey JA Smith-Anttila, Victoria Morrison, Janet R Keast

Developmental Biology | Published : 2021


The primary function of the urinary bladder is to store urine (continence) until a suitable time for voiding (micturition). These distinct processes are determined by the coordinated activation of sensory and motor components of the nervous system, which matures to enable voluntary control at the time of weaning. Our aim was to define the development and maturation of the nerve-organ interface of the mouse urinary bladder by mapping the organ and tissue distribution of major classes of autonomic (motor) and sensory axons. Innervation of the bladder was evident from E13 and progressed dorsoventrally. Increasing defasciculation of axon bundles to single axons within the muscle occurred through..

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