Journal article

Nitric oxide synthase in neurons of the human gall-bladder and its colocalization with neuropeptides

S Uemura, S Pompolo, JB Furness, KJ Hardy

JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY | BLACKWELL SCIENCE | Published : 1997

Abstract

The distributions of nerve cells and fibres that are immunoreactive for nitric oxide synthase (NOS) have been investigated in the human gall-bladder. In addition, the colocalization of NOS immunoreactivity (IR) with neuropeptide Y (NPY), pituitary adenylyl cyclase activating peptide (PACAP), somatostatin (SOM), substance P (SP), tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)-IR was determined. Nitric oxide synthase-IR nerve cell bodies comprised 13 and 30% of nerve cells in ganglia of the fibromuscular and subepithelial layers, respectively. To determine these percentages, neuron-specific enolase-IR was used as a marker for all nerve cells. Although SOM- and VIP-IR nerve c..

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