Journal article

INCREASED DOPAMINE-BETA-HYDROXYLASE-LIKE IMMUNOREACTIVITY IN NON-NORADRENERGIC AXONS SUPPLYING THE GUINEA-PIG UTERINE ARTERY AFTER 6-HYDROXYDOPAMINE TREATMENT

JL MORRIS, IL GIBBINS, JB FURNESS

JOURNAL OF THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1987

Abstract

We have reinvestigated the immunohistochemistry of autonomic axons supplying the guinea-pig uterine artery to determine whether non-noradrenergic paracervical ganglion neurons projecting to the artery contain immunoreactivity to dopamine-beta-hydroxylase (DBH) or somatostatin (SOM) in addition to neuropeptide Y (NPY) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP). In untreated arteries no VIP axons had immunoreactivity to tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), although 9% had immunoreactivity to DBH. Somatostatin immunoreactivity was detected in 25% of non-noradrenergic axons containing NPY and VIP. After in vivo treatment with 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), noradrenergic axons containing immunoreactivity to NPY,..

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