Journal article

NITRIC-OXIDE SYNTHASE AND CHEMICAL CODING IN CAT SYMPATHETIC POSTGANGLIONIC NEURONS

CR ANDERSON, RM MCALLEN, SL EDWARDS

NEUROSCIENCE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1995

Abstract

Nitric oxide synthase-like immunoreactivity was found in a subpopulation of sympathetic postganglionic neurons in the cat stellate and lower lumbar ganglia. In the ganglia of other segments such cells were rare. Double staining for tyrosine hydroxylase-like immunoreactivity and nitric oxide synthase-like immunoreactivity or the reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase reaction indicated that nitric oxide synthase-like immunoreactivity and reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase reactivity was always co-localized and was confined to tyrosine hydroxylase-negative (presumably cholinergic) ganglion cells, and was present in most of them. The occurrenc..

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