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Title: Surgical and pharmacological reductions in sympathetic nerve activity increase the neuropeptide Y-immunoreactivity content of the rat iris but not the vas deferens.
Authors: Maccarrone, C;Jarrott, B
Affiliation: University of Melbourne, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Unit, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 16-May-1988
Citation: Life Sciences; 42(25): 2633-8
Abstract: Decentralization of the superior cervical ganglion (S.C.G.) of the rat elevated the neuropeptide-Y immunoreactivity (NPY-ir) content of the ganglion on day 1 (+43%) but not on day 3 post-surgery. The content of NPY-ir in the iris was increased by decentralization (+40%) 3 days post-surgery, and treatment with clonidine (+43%), and pempidine (+82%). The levels of NPY-ir in the rat vas deferens were not affected by either surgical or pharmacological treatment. These results suggest NPY is released from sympathetic nerves in the iris but not vas deferens during normal sympathetic activity.
Internal ID Number: 2838710
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/12861
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2838710
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Animals
Clonidine.pharmacology
Ganglia, Sympathetic
Immunologic Techniques
Iris.innervation.metabolism
Male
Neuropeptide Y.metabolism
Pempidine.pharmacology
Rats
Sympathetic Nervous System.physiology
Synaptic Transmission.drug effects
Vas Deferens.innervation.metabolism
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