Neuropeptide Y in the guinea-pig biliary tract

J. M. Allen, J. Gu, T. E. Adrian, J. M. Polak, S. R. Bloom

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High concentrations of neuropeptide Y (NPY) have been demonstrated in the gall bladder (16.7±5.4 pmol/g), cystic duct (25.4±9.2 pmol/g) and common bile duct (54.7±11.5 pmol/g) of the guinea-pig using a recently developed radio-immunoassay. Immunoreactive NPY containing nerves were demonstrated in all layers of the biliary tree using immunocytochemistry, being particularly dense in the myenteric and mucosal plexuses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-767
Number of pages3
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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