Immunohistochemical observation on the correlation between substance P- and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide-like immunoreactivities in the feline dental pulp

S. Wakisaka, H. Ichikawa, S. Nishikawa, S. Matsuo, Y. Takano, M. Akai

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Abstract

The correlation between substance P (SP) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP)-containing nerve fibres in the pulp was examined by double immunofluorescence. Both SP- and VIP-containing fibres entered the pulp in bundles with the blood vessels and spread throughout the pulp. In the coronal pulp, both SP- and VIP-containing nerve fibres formed networks on the walls of blood vessels, but both peptide-containing nerve fibres were not observed together in relation to vessels. There were more SP-containing fibres than VIP-containing ones. In the odontoblast layer, there were many SP-containing fibres but few VIP-containing ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-453
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Oral Biology
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Cell Biology

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