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Presence of Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) and Substance P (SP) Immunoreactivity in Intraepidermal Free Nerve Endings of Cat Skin
Brain Research
  • Francisco J. Alvarez, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Carmen Cervantes
  • Isabel Blasco
  • Rosa María Villalba
  • Ricardo Martínez-Murillo
  • Julia M. Polak
  • José Rodrigo
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-1988
Abstract
Immunocytochemistry against neuropeptides contained within primary afferent neurons was used to study the morphology and distribution of intraepidermal free nerve endings in cat facial skin. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and substance P (SP) immunoreactivity was found in similar intraepidermal nerve endings of cat glabrous and hairy skin epithelia. The greatest density of immunoreactive intraepidermal nerve endings was located in the nose epidermis. Small limited areas with immunoreactive intraepidermal nerve endings were also found in facial hairy skin.
DOI
10.1016/0006-8993(88)91532-6
Citation Information
Francisco J. Alvarez, Carmen Cervantes, Isabel Blasco, Rosa María Villalba, et al.. "Presence of Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) and Substance P (SP) Immunoreactivity in Intraepidermal Free Nerve Endings of Cat Skin" Brain Research Vol. 442 Iss. 2 (1988) p. 391 - 395 ISSN: 0006-8993
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/francisco_alvarez/55/