Journal article

Neuronal expression of P2X(3) purinoceptors in the rat retina

T Plithussery, EL Fletcher

NEUROSCIENCE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

P2X3 purinoceptors are involved in fast, excitatory neurotransmission in the nervous system, and are expressed predominantly within sensory neurons. In this study, we examined the cellular and synaptic localization of the P2X3 receptor subunit in the retina of the rat using immunofluorescence immunohistochemistry and pre-embedding immunoelectron microscopy. In addition, we investigated the activity of ecto-ATPases in the inner retina using an enzyme cytochemical method. The P2X3 receptor subunit was expressed in the soma of a subset of GABA immunoreactive amacrine cells, some of which also expressed protein kinase C-alpha. In addition, punctate immunoreactivity was observed within both the i..

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