Re: sensory nerves

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From:"J. A. Kiernan" <> (by way of histonet)
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On Fri, 26 Feb 1999, Jill McVee wrote:

>   I'm looking for a method to specifically demonstrate sensory
>   neurones as opposed to motor neurones in the peripheral nervous system.
>   I am  open to any suggestions.

   The peptides substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide
   occur in certain (not all) types of sensory neurons and can
   be detected immunohistochemically in cell bodies, axons and
   endings. Antibodies are commercially available.

 John A. Kiernan,
 Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
 The University of Western Ontario,
 LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1
   Phone: (519) 679-2111
   FAX (Department): (519) 661-3936

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