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Title: The intrapulmonary neuroepithelial bodies after vagotomy: demonstration of their sensory neuroreceptor-like innervation
Authors: Lauweryns, J M ×
Van Lommel, Alfons #
Issue Date: 27-Nov-1983
Series Title: Experientia vol:39 issue:10 pages:1123-4
Abstract: In the neonatal rabbit, infranodosal vagotomy destroys most of the intracorpuscular nerve endings of the pulmonary neuroepithelial bodies (NEB), while supranodosal vagotomy leaves these nerve endings intact. We conclude that NEB are mainly innervated by sensory neurons whose cell bodies lie in the nodose ganglion of the vagus nerve. These findings support the hypothesis that although secretory in nature, NEB are neuroreceptor structures.
ISSN: 0014-4754
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Translational Cell & Tissue Research
× corresponding author
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