, Volume 80, Issue 3, pp 273–276 | Cite as

Substance P-like immunoreactive trigeminal ganglion cells supplying the cornea

  • J. I. Lehtosalo


Trigeminal ganglion cells supplying the cornea were traced with intra-axonally transported horseradish peroxidase and, subsequently studied for the presence of substance P-like immunoreactivity. Approximately 0%–30% of trigeminal ganglion cells contained immunoreactive substance P. These cells were of a small size (15–50 μm in diameter) and were distributed throughout the ganglion. The ganglion cells supplying the cornea were of a relatively small size as well but were confined to the anteromedial part of the ganglion. Some of these cells were found to contain immunoreactive substance P.


Public Health Horseradish Peroxidase Ganglion Cell Trigeminal Ganglion Immunoreactive Substance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. I. Lehtosalo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinki 17Finland

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