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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Pfannkuche, Helga; Schellhorn, Corinna; Schemann, Michael; Aschenbach, Jorg R.; Gabel, Gotthold 
Title:
Age-associated plasticity in the intrinsic innervation of the ovine rumen. 
Abstract:
The rumen of adult sheep functions as a large fermentation chamber. In the newborn suckling ruminant, the rumen is bypassed and milk enters the abomasum directly. It was the aim of our study to investigate whether the transmitter content of intrinsic nerves changes with the developmental stage. The neurochemical code of myenteric neurons in the rumen from suckling lambs, fattened lambs and adult sheep was determined by using quadruple immunohistochemistry against choline-acetyltransferase (ChAT)...    »
 
Keywords:
Animals, Immunohistochemistry/methods, Animals, Suckling, Choline O-Acetyltransferase/analysis, Rumen/*innervation, Substance P/analysis, Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide/analysis, *Neuronal Plasticity, Aging/*physiology, Myenteric Plexus/chemistry/*physiology, Nitric Oxide Synthase/analysis, Sheep/*physiology 
Journal title:
Journal of anatomy 
Year:
2003 
Journal volume:
203 
Month:
sep 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
277--282 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0021-8782 0021-8782