Opioid receptors undergo axonal flow

W. Scott Young, James K. Wamsley, Maco A. Zarbin, Michael J. Kuhar

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Previous studies have indicated the presence of opiate receptors on axons ofthe rat vagus nerve and on other small diameterfibers. In examinations of the effect of ligation on the distribution of receptors in the vagus nerve by in vitro labeling light microscopic autoradiography, a large buildup of receptors was found proximal to the ligature. This result indicates an axonal flow of receptors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
Issue number4465
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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