Peptidergic innervation of the temporomandibular disk in the rat

H. Ichikawa, S. Wakisaka, S. Matsuo, M. Akai

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The peptidergic innervation of the temporomandibular disk was investigated in the postnatal young rat by using an indirect immunofluorescence method. Calcitonin gene-related peptide-containing nerve fibers were located around the blood vessels and terminated as free nerve endings in the disk. These nerve fibers may be of a sensory nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-304
Number of pages2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Calcitonin gene-related peptide
  • immunohistochemistry
  • rat
  • temporomandibular disk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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