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Title: Intrinsic and extrinsic innervation of the amphibians esophagic myenteric plexuses
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::5 - Ciencias puras y naturales::57 - Biología
Keywords: Amphibians
Esophagic innervation
Abstract: The innervation of Rana ridibundaesophagus myenteric plexuses has been studied by the following methods: demonstration of cholinesterase activity; FIF method for catecholamines; immunohistochemistry for VIP, SP and SOM, and conventional electron microscopy. The cholinergic innervation is important in the esophagus wall where, in addition to the well known extrinsic component, there is a rich intrinsic plexus with cells and fibres widely distributed. The esophagus, together with the intestine, are the Rana gut portions where the adrenergic component is more broadly expressed. The adrenergic innervation seems t o be almost entirely of extrinsic origin. We have shown that, forthe tested peptides, there is an intrinsic innervation represented by VIP, SP and SOM like plexuses. We do not discard nonetheless an extrinsic component. The ultrastructure reveals the morphological characteristics of the enteric neurons as well as the fine inter-relationships between the nervous elements and the functional components of the esophagic wall.
Primary author: Junquera, C.
Azanza, M.J.
Parra, P.
Peg, M.T.
Aisa, J.
Romero, L.M.
Garín, P.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 10
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol. 3, nº 2 (1988)

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