Journal article

Identification of cardiovascular pathways in the sympathetic nervous system

CR Anderson

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY | BLACKWELL SCIENCE | Published : 1998

Abstract

1. Sympathetic autonomic neurons show distinct patterns of expression of a range of neurochemicals that can be detected immunohistochemically. Often, functionally homologous neurons in the autonomic nervous system express identical combinations of substances that serve as a chemical code that allows them to be identified among other autonomic neurons. 2. In the rat stellate ganglion, where many neurons express either immunoreactivity (IR) to neuropeptide Y (NPY) or the calcium-binding protein calbindin, a population of large post-ganglionic neurons found along the medical border of the stellate ganglion, around the origin of the cardiac nerves, expressed intense IR to both substances at all ..

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