An immunohistochemical study of methionine-enkephalin-Arg6-Gly7-Leu8-like immunoreactivity-containing neurons in the parasympathetic preganglionic regions of the rat spinal cord

Tooru Shimosegawa, Masaru Koizumi, Takayoshi Toyota, Yoshio Goto, Chizuko Yanaihara, Noboru Yanaihara

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Abstract

The localization of the methionine-enkephalin-Arg6-Gly7-Leu8 (Met-Enk-Arg-Gly-Leu)-like immunoreactivity-containing neurons in the rat lumbosacral spinal cord was immunohistochemically examined by an antiserum very specific to Met-Enk-Arg-Gly-Leu. The immunoreactive neurons occupied the positions corresponding to the parasympathetic preganglionic nuclei determined by the previous horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-tracing experiments. The present study suggests that the parasympathetic preganglionic neurons in the rat lumbosacral spinal cord produce preproenkephalin A and its related peptides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-347
Number of pages7
JournalBrain research
Volume406
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Mar 17

Keywords

  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Met-Enk-Arg-Gly-Leu
  • Parasympathetic preganglionic neuron
  • Rat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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