VIP (vasoactive intestinal polypeptide)--immunoreactive innervation of the portal vein

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Abstract

Nerve fibres displaying immunoreactivity for vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) were found in the wall of the portal vein in cats, guinea pigs, rats and mice. In whole-mount preparations a sparse network of VIP fibres was seen in the vessel wall. Electrical field stimulation of the rat portal vein in vitro caused a significant release of VIP. The results suggest that VIP ergic nerve fibres play a role in the regulation of portal blood flow.

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  • Cell Biology

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  • Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), Peptidergic nerves, Portalvein, Vascular effects
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-624
JournalCell and Tissue Research
Volume221
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes