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Title: Changes in the immunoreactivity of substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide in the laryngeal taste buds of chronically hypoxic rats
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::612 - Fisiología
Keywords: Chronic hypoxia
Substance P
Abstract: The 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 innervation.
Primary author: Kusakabe, T.
Yoshida, T.
Matsuda, H.
Yamamoto, Y.
Hayashida, Y.
Kawakami, T.
Takenaka, T.
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.15, nº 3 (2000)

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