Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology

Novel Insights in the Neurochemistry and Function of Pulmonary Sensory Receptors

Authors: Brouns, I., Pintelon, I., Timmermans, J.-P., Adriaensen, D.

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With the advances of immunohistochemistry in combination with confocal microscopy, airway sensory receptor end-organs can now be examined and evaluated objectively. Based on their ‘neurochemical coding’, morphology, location and origin, three sensory receptor end organs are currently morphologically well-characterised: smooth muscle-associated airway  receptors (SMARs), neuroepithelial bodies (NEBs) and visceral pleura receptors (VPRs). The present information on the functional morphological and neurochemical characteristics of these sensory receptors, leads to important conclusions about their (possible) function.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Sensory Nerve Terminals in Intrapulmonary Airways and Lungs

    Brouns, Inge (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Electrophysiologically Identified Airway Receptors: Main Characteristics

    Brouns, Inge (et al.)

    Pages 7-15

  • Morphology and Location of Electrophysiologically Identified Sensory Airway Receptors

    Brouns, Inge (et al.)

    Pages 17-18

  • The Neurochemical Coding of Airway Afferents

    Brouns, Inge (et al.)

    Pages 19-21

  • Morphologically Identified Sensory Receptor End-Organs in the Airways, Lungs and Visceral Pleura

    Brouns, Inge (et al.)

    Pages 23-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Novel Insights in the Neurochemistry and Function of Pulmonary Sensory Receptors
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology
Series Volume
211
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22772-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22772-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-22771-4
Series ISSN
0301-5556
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 118
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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