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Histochemistry

, Volume 70, Issue 1, pp 1–6 | Cite as

Electron-microscopic localization of enkephalin-like immunoreactivity in axon terminals of human sympathetic ganglia

  • A. Hervonen
  • M. Pelto-Huikko
  • P. Helén
  • H. Alho
Article

Summary

The peroxidase-antiperoxidase method was applied to demonstrate enkephalin-like immunoreactivity in the human sympathetic ganglia. A network of immunoreactive fibres was found in light microscopy between the nonreactive neurons. Electron microscopy showed immunostaining to be restricted to axonal profiles containing both large and small vesicles. The strongest reaction was associated with large vesicles.

Keywords

Public Health Electron Microscopy Light Microscopy Axon Terminal Small Vesicle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Hervonen
    • 1
  • M. Pelto-Huikko
    • 1
  • P. Helén
    • 1
  • H. Alho
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of TampereTampere 10Finland

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