Detection of noradrenaline-immunoreactive nerve fibres in rat liver by immunoelectron microscopy

Y. Fukuda, M. Imoto, I. Nakano, Y. Katano, T. Hayakawa

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Abstract

Noradrenergic innervation of rat liver was studied immunohistochemically using antibody to noradrenaline at the electron-microscopic level. Noradrenaline-immunoreactive nerve fibres were located in the portal tract and some were in close contact with the portal vein and hepatic artery. Noradrenaline-immunoreactive fibres were found to contain many vesicles that were reactive to anti-noradrenaline antibody. This preliminary study suggests that the method for detecting noradrenaline-immunoreactive fibres using the antibody is useful for studies at the electron-microscopic level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-358
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Medical Research
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry, medical

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