Calretinin-immunoreactivity in vagal and glossopharyngeal sensory neurons of the rat: distribution and coexistence with putative transmitter agents

Hiroyuki Ichikawa, David M. Jacobowitz, Lois Winsky, Cinda J. Helke

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Abstract

Immunoreactivity for the calcium binding protein, calretinin (calretinin-ir), was demonstrated in cell bodies of vagal and glossopharyngeal sensory ganglia (jugular, petrosal, and nodose ganglia) and in associated nerve fibers. In the jugular and petrosal ganglia, many calretinin-ir neurons were also immunoreactive for calcitonin gene-related peptide and substance P. In the nodose ganglion, most of the calretinin-ir neurons lacked these peptides. None of the calretinin-ir neurons in these ganglia were also immunoreactive for tyrosine hydroxylase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-321
Number of pages6
JournalBrain research
Volume557
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Aug 23
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Calcitonin gene-related peptide
  • Calretinin
  • Glossopharyngeal
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Sensory neuron
  • Substance P
  • Tyrosine hydroxylase
  • Vagal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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