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Uterus-innervating neurones of paracervical gangliol in the pig: immunohistochemical characteristics

Krzysztof Wąsowicz, Piotr Podlasz, Krzysztof Czaja, Mirosław Łakomy
Folia Morphol 2002;61(1):15-35.

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Vol 61, No 1 (2002)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2001-11-19
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Immunohistochemical characteristics of neurones innervating the porcine uterus located in paracervical ganglia were studied with a combination of retrograde fluorescent tracing and immunofluorescence. Retrograde fluorescent tracer Fast Blue (FB) was injected into the uterine horn and uterine cervix. The presence of biologically active substances, tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), neuropeptide Y (NPY), vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), galanin (GAL), Met-enkephalin-Arg-Gly-Leu (MEAGL) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) was studied in FBpositive neurones localised in paracervical ganglia. FB-positive neurones containing TH, NPY, VIP and MEAGL were numerous, while those containing CGRP were scarce. The results pointed to some species-related differences in immunohistochemical coding of neurones of paracervical ganglion responsible for uterus innervation.

Abstract

Immunohistochemical characteristics of neurones innervating the porcine uterus located in paracervical ganglia were studied with a combination of retrograde fluorescent tracing and immunofluorescence. Retrograde fluorescent tracer Fast Blue (FB) was injected into the uterine horn and uterine cervix. The presence of biologically active substances, tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), neuropeptide Y (NPY), vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), galanin (GAL), Met-enkephalin-Arg-Gly-Leu (MEAGL) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) was studied in FBpositive neurones localised in paracervical ganglia. FB-positive neurones containing TH, NPY, VIP and MEAGL were numerous, while those containing CGRP were scarce. The results pointed to some species-related differences in immunohistochemical coding of neurones of paracervical ganglion responsible for uterus innervation.
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Keywords

neuropeptides; tyrosine hydroxylase; uterus; paracervical ganglion; pig; innervation

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Title

Uterus-innervating neurones of paracervical gangliol in the pig: immunohistochemical characteristics

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 61, No 1 (2002)

Pages

15-35

Published online

2001-11-19

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2002;61(1):15-35.

Keywords

neuropeptides
tyrosine hydroxylase
uterus
paracervical ganglion
pig
innervation

Authors

Krzysztof Wąsowicz
Piotr Podlasz
Krzysztof Czaja
Mirosław Łakomy

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