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      Ultrastructural Evidence for Adrenergic Innervation of the Interstitial Gland in the Guinea Pig Ovary

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          Fluorescence microscopy has shown that the guinea pig ovary contains not only vasomotor adrenergic nerves but also many nerve terminals running within endocrine structures. Electron microscopy of the interstitial gland confirmed the presence of adrenergic nerves distinguished by administration of the false transmitter, 5-hydroxydopamine. Axon varicosities, denuded of their Schwann cell ensheathing, innervated the endocrine cells in the interstitial gland, with a synaptic distance of approximately 400 Å. This suggests that the interstitial gland participates in a neuroendocrine transducer mechanism.

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          Journal
          NEN
          Neuroendocrinology
          10.1159/issn.0028-3835
          Neuroendocrinology
          S. Karger AG
          0028-3835
          1423-0194
          1975
          1975
          20 March 2008
          : 17
          : 1
          : 40-47
          Affiliations
          Departments of Histology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Zoology, University of Lund, Lund
          Article
          122339 Neuroendocrinology 1975;17:40–47
          10.1159/000122339
          1121361
          © 1975 S. Karger AG, Basel

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