Decreased content of met-enkephalin-like peptides in superior cervical and coeliac ganglia of aged rats

S. Govoni, C. Missale, L. Castelletti, P. F. Spano, M. Trabucchi

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Abstract

Enkephalin like peptides seem to have an important regulatory role at gangliar level. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether the content of enkephalin-like peptides in sympathetic ganglia is affected by the aging process. The results show that the enkephalin like peptides content is, low in superior cervical and coeliac gangia of aged rats (25 months). The age-related decrease of enkephalin content in these structures may be of importance in determining an altered sympathetic control during aging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages3
JournalNeurobiology of Aging
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Met-enkephalin
  • Sympathetic ganglia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology
  • Psychology(all)

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