Messenger RNAs for Neuropeptides in Primary Sensory Neurons of the Petrosal Ganglion in Rat

  • M. F. Czyzyk-Krzeska
  • K. B. Seroogy
  • D. A. Bayliss
  • D. E. Millhorn


Arterial baroreceptors and chemoreceptors are essential for reflex regulation of arterial pressure and blood gases. Sensory information from arterial baroreceptors of the carotid sinus and arterial chemoreceptors of the carotid body reaches the brain via primary sensory neurons whose cell bodies are located in the petrosal ganglion. The central site of termination for most petrosal ganglion cells is the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) in the dorsal medulla. Because of the vital role these primary sensory afferents play in autonomic regulation, it is important to identify potential neurotransmitter molecules in these cells.


Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Carotid Body Carotid Sinus Primary Sensory Neuron Nodose Ganglion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. F. Czyzyk-Krzeska
    • 1
  • K. B. Seroogy
    • 1
  • D. A. Bayliss
    • 1
  • D. E. Millhorn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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