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Title: Peptidergic (VIP) nerves in normal human pancreas and in pancreatitis, an immunohistochemical study
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina
Keywords: VIP
Abstract: Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide was demonstrated in the nerves of the human normal pancreas and in pancreatitis by light microscope immunohistochemical technique. In specimens of normal pancreas, vasoactive intestinal polypeptideimmunoreactive neuronal cells were present in the autonomic ganglia. These ganglia were found to receive an abundant supply of vasoactive intestinal polypeptidepositive fibre plexuses. Immunoreactive nerve fibres were seen to run in the stroma, in association with secretory acini, ducts and blood vessels. Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide-positive fibres were also seen close to the Langerhans' islets, but no vasoactive intestinal polypeptide-like immunoreactivity was observed in the endocrine cells. In specimens from patients affected by pancreatitis, even in lesioned regions, immunoreactive elements were extremely scarce.
Primary author: Marongiu, L.
Perra, M. T.
Pinna, A.D.
Sirigu, F.
Sirigu, P.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 6
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol. 8, nº 1 (1993)

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