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A morphometric analysis of the autonomic innervation of cat tracheal glands.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7252047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Quantitative methods have been used to examine the distribution of adrenergic and cholinergic axon varicosities to serous and mucous cells of cat tracheal glands. Cats were injected with 5-hydroxydopamine (5-OHDA) prior to removal of the trachea in order to fill adrenergic vesicles with intensely osmiophilic material. This facilitated the identification of adrenergic varicosities and provided a means by which they could be easily discriminated from cholinergic varicosities. Of all varicosities identified within 10 micrometer of the glands, 90% were cholinergic and 10% were adrenergic. Most of these varicosities were present in interstitial bundles located between acini. A small number of cholinergic varicosities, however, were located within 20 nm of acinar cells, forming close contact junctions. No differential innervation of serous and mucous cells was observed.
C Murlas; J A Nadel; C B Basbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the autonomic nervous system     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0165-1838     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Auton. Nerv. Syst.     Publication Date:  1980 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-09-25     Completed Date:  1981-09-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003419     Medline TA:  J Auton Nerv Syst     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic Fibers / ultrastructure
Autonomic Fibers, Postganglionic / anatomy & histology
Autonomic Nervous System / anatomy & histology*
Axons / ultrastructure
Cholinergic Fibers / ultrastructure
Exocrine Glands / anatomy & histology*
Microscopy, Electron
Microscopy, Fluorescence
Mucus / metabolism*
Trachea / innervation*

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