The Paraneuron pp 190-198 | Cite as

Bronchopulmonary Paraneurons

  • Tsuneo Fujita
  • Tomio Kanno
  • Shigeru Kobayashi


The epithelium of the air tract contains basal-granulated cells, which comprise the respiratory division of the gastroenteric paraneurons. The paraneurons of the air tract can be divided into solitary and aggregated types. The former cells are dispersed among the epithelial cells, whereas the latter form specifically innervated corpuscles called neuroepithelial bodies (Lauweryns and Peuskens 1972), which are thought to be chemoreceptors for the partial pressures of O2 and CO2 in the inhaled air.


Synaptic Vesicle Secretory Granule Endocrine Cell Carotid Body Brush Cell 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsuneo Fujita
    • 1
  • Tomio Kanno
    • 2
  • Shigeru Kobayashi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of Niigata School of MedicineNiigataJapan
  2. 2.Department of Physiology Faculty of Veterinary MedicineHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  3. 3.Department of AnatomyYamanashi Medical CollegeTamaho,YamanashiJapan

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