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dc.contributor.authorMatsuda, H.-
dc.contributor.authorYamamoto, Y.-
dc.contributor.authorHayashida, Y.-
dc.contributor.authorKawakami, T.-
dc.contributor.authorTakenaka, T.-
dc.description.abstractThe distribution of substance P (SP)- and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)-immunoreactive nerve fibers in the taste buds of the epiglottis and aryepiglottic folds was compared between normoxic control and chronically isocapnic hypoxic rats (10% O2 and 3-4% CO2 for 3 months). In the normoxic laryngeal taste buds, SP- and CGRP-imrnunoreactive fibers were detected within the taste buds, where they appeared as thin processes with many varicosities. Most CGRP fibers showed coexistence with SP, but a few fibers showed the immunoreactivity of CGRP only. The density of intraand subgemmal SP and CGRP fibers penetrating into the laryngeal taste buds was significantly higher in chronically hypoxic rats than in normoxic control rats. Water intake in the hypoxic rats was significantly lower than in the normoxic rats. These results indicate that the increased density of SP- and CGRP-containing nerve fibers within the laryngeal taste buds is a predominant feature of hypoxic adaptation. The altered peptidergic innervation and reduced water intake support the hypothesis that the laryngeal taste buds are involved in water reception, and that the water reception may be under the control of peptidergic
dc.publisherMurcia : F. Hernándezes
dc.relation.ispartofHistology and histopathologyes
dc.subjectChronic hypoxiaes
dc.subjectSubstance Pes
dc.subject.otherCDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::612 - Fisiologíaes
dc.titleChanges in the immunoreactivity of substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide in the laryngeal taste buds of chronically hypoxic ratses
Appears in Collections:Vol.15, nº 3 (2000)

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