The origin of sensory nerve fibers that innervate the submandibular salivary gland in the rat

Miyuki Kobashi, Hiroyuki Ichikawa, Motoi Kobashi, Makoto Funahashi, Yoshihiro Mitoh, Ryuji Matsuo

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The origin of sensory nerves that innervate the submandibular salivary gland was investigated in the rat. After application of wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase to the cut endings of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve branches at the hilus of the gland, labeled cells were mainly found in the dorsal root ganglia and the trigeminal ganglion, respectively. The labeled neurons in these ganglia were of various sizes compared to unlabeled neurons, suggesting that the sensory nerves of the gland conduct various modalities of sensory information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-187
Number of pages4
JournalBrain Research
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 26 2005



  • Dorsal root ganglion
  • Horseradish peroxidase
  • Parasympathetic
  • Submandibular gland
  • Sympathetic
  • Trigeminal ganglion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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