Plasticity in Expression of Co-Transmitters and Autonomic Nerves in Aging and Disease

  • G. Burnstock
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 296)


In the past few years, there has been a major change in our understanding of autonomic control mechanisms. It is now clear that there is a multiplicity of autonomic neurotransmitters, and that both co-transmission and neuromodulation are involved (see Burnstock, 1986; Burnstock, 1990a).


Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Superior Cervical Ganglion Adrenergic Innervation Perivascular Nerve Choline Acetyl Transferase 
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  • G. Burnstock
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  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology and Centre for NeuroscienceUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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