Journal article

NEUROCHEMICALLY SIMILAR MYENTERIC AND SUBMUCOUS NEURONS DIRECTLY TRACED TO THE MUCOSA OF THE SMALL-INTESTINE

JB FURNESS, M COSTA, IL GIBBINS, IJ LLEWELLYNSMITH, JR OLIVER

CELL AND TISSUE RESEARCH | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1985

Abstract

Antisera to neuropeptide Y (NPY) gave an intense immunohistochemical reaction of certain nerve cells in the myenteric and submucous plexuses of the guinea-pig small intestine. Each nerve cell had up to 20 branching, tapering processes that were less than approximately 50 micron long and a long process that could be followed for a considerable distance. This morphology corresponds to that of the type-III cells of Dogiel. The long process of each myenteric cell ran through the circular muscle to the submucosa, and in most cases the process could be traced to the mucosa. The submucous nerve cell bodies also had processes that extended to the mucosa. These cell bodies, in both plexuses, also sta..

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