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Carotid Body Nitric Oxide Activity in Spontaneously Diabetic BB Rat

  • Giuseppina Bianchi
  • Marisa Cacchio
  • L. Artese
  • G. Ferrero
  • Rapino Cinzia
  • A. Grilli
  • M. Felaco
  • Camillo Di Giulio
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 536)

Abstract

Carotid body (CB) is made up neuroepithelial tissue and it exhibits some characteristics which are similar to those of endocrine gland (Lawson, 1980; Paulding et al., 2002). Oxygen chemosensitive mechanisms are present in the carotid body, but the site and precise mechanisms of chemotransduction are still unknown.

Keywords

Carotid Body Intermittent Hypoxia Ventilatory Response Chronic Hypoxia Hypoxic Ventilatory Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppina Bianchi
    • 1
  • Marisa Cacchio
    • 1
  • L. Artese
    • 2
  • G. Ferrero
    • 2
  • Rapino Cinzia
    • 3
  • A. Grilli
    • 3
  • M. Felaco
    • 1
  • Camillo Di Giulio
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Sciences, Centre of Excellence for Aging, * Dept. of Biomorphology and ° Odontostomatology “G. d ’Annunzio ” UniversityChietiItaly
  2. 2.Dept. of BiomorphologyChietiItaly
  3. 3.Odontostomatology "G.d‘Annunzio" UniversityChietiItaly

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