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J Neurocytol. 1986 Aug;15(4):535-42.

Ultrastructural evidence for the coexistence of calcitonin gene-related peptide and substance P in secretory vesicles of peripheral nerves in the guinea pig.


Using double immunogold staining procedures, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)-like and substance P (SP)-like immunoreactivities were localized at the ultrastructural level to guinea pig trigeminal ganglia, dorsal root ganglia and peripheral nerve fibres associated with the vascular system. CGRP-like and SP-like immunoreactivities were found consistently in large granular secretory vesicles (70-100 nm in diameter), and both peptide immunoreactivities were co-localized to the same vesicle in both sensory ganglion cells and within axons and their terminals in the adventitia and adventitial-medial border of the superior mesenteric artery. These results suggest that CGRP and SP are co-stored and may be released together from peripheral axons in the guinea pig.

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