Effect of an antioxidant compound (2-mercaptoethanol) on the nerve terminals of the aging small intestine

E. Fehér, L. Pénzes

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Abstract

The effect of 2-mercaptoethanol (2-ME) treatment on the nerve elements of the small intestine has been investigated in old mice. In control animals only a few synapses and a very small number of vesicles were found in the nerve terminals. Some of the nerve fibers were observed to be degenerating. After drinking 2-ME daily for 17 months, both the number of synapses and vesicles within the nerve terminals increased. No degenerated fibers wer observed. It is assumed that 2-ME has a beneficial influence on the peripheral intestinal nervous system increasing the number of synapses and the vesicle population in the nerve terminals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-140
Number of pages6
JournalExperimental Gerontology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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Mercaptoethanol
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Antioxidants
Aging of materials
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Peripheral Nervous System
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Keywords

  • 2-mercaptoethanol
  • aging small intestine
  • autonomic nerves
  • ultrastructure

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  • Ageing
  • Medicine(all)

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Effect of an antioxidant compound (2-mercaptoethanol) on the nerve terminals of the aging small intestine. / Fehér, E.; Pénzes, L.

In: Experimental Gerontology, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1990, p. 135-140.

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