Journal article

Appositions made by axons of descending interneurons in the guinea-pig small intestine, investigated by confocal microscopy

PT Mann, BR Southwell, HM Young, JB Furness

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL NEUROANATOMY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1997

Abstract

There are four major classes of descending interneurons in the myenteric plexus of the guinea-pig small intestine. In this study, the connections made by two of these classes of descending interneurons with other interneurons and with inhibitory motor neurons have been investigated using confocal, conventional fluorescence and electron microscopy. The terminals of descending interneurons known to contain both bombesin (BN) and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) were identified by BN immunoreactivity (IR). Cholinergic interneurons known to contain somatostatin (SOM) were identified by SOM-IR. The connections of these two groups of interneurons with the following three classes of nerve cell bodies we..

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