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SHAPES AND PROJECTIONS OF NEURONS WITH IMMUNOREACTIVITY FOR GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID IN THE GUINEA-PIG SMALL-INTESTINE

JB FURNESS, DC TRUSSELL, S POMPOLO, JC BORNSTEIN, BE MALEY, J STORMMATHISEN

CELL AND TISSUE RESEARCH | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1989

Abstract

The distribution of nerve cell bodies and fibres with immunoreactivity for gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) has been studied in the guinea-pig small intestine. Cell bodies were common in myenteric ganglia but were extremely rare in the submucosa. Reactive fibres were numerous in the tertiary component of the myenteric plexus and in the circular muscle but they were rare in both myenteric and submucous ganglia. Reactive nerve fibres were absent from the mucosa. This distribution conforms to previous descriptions. Exposure to exogenous GABA, in vitro, was used to supplement endogenous stores of GABA. The morphology of cell bodies was better defined after this treatment. Nearly all cell bodies ha..

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