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Title: NADPH-diaphorase is colocalized with nitric oxide synthase and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide in rat pancreatic neurons in culture
Authors: Tay, S.S.W. 
Moules, E.W.
Issue Date: 1994
Source: Tay, S.S.W.,Moules, E.W. (1994). NADPH-diaphorase is colocalized with nitric oxide synthase and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide in rat pancreatic neurons in culture. Archives of Histology and Cytology 57 (3) : 253-257. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: NADPH-diaphorase activity together with nitric oxide synthase- and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide-immunoreactivities were examined in the neurons of the rat pancreas in culture. Nitric oxide synthase (NOS)- and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP)-immunoreactivities were localized in a subpopulation of neurons which were also NADPH-diaphorase positive. All neurons expressing colocalized activities for NOS/VIP and NADPH-diaphorase were solitary cells in culture. Each of these double-labelled neurons was characterized by a round or oval cell body, with short and long processes emanating from it. Some of these processes traversed several micrometres before terminating on the exocrine acinar and endocrine cells. The present study provides evidence that nitric oxide may act as a regulatory agent in the inhibitory neural control of the secretory functions in the pancreas, thereby maintaining the milieu interieur of the organism.
Source Title: Archives of Histology and Cytology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/107988
ISSN: 09149465
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