Pacinian corpuscles in the cat urinary bladder were studied using the hematoxylin and eosin staining, formaldehyde-induced fluorescence histochemistry, immunohistochemistry for tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and immunoelectron microscopy. The existence of catecholaminergic nerve fibers penetrating into the corpuscles was clarified. (1) About 10 Pacinian corpuscles which were mainly located in the subserosa were found in the lower one-third portion of each urinary bladder. (2) One or two corpuscles containing blue-green fluorescent fibers were detected in each bladder. These fibers were equivalent to TH-immunopositive varicose fibers using the avidin-biotin-peroxidase complex method. (3) Thin nerve fibers containing dense-cored vesicles were found in the corpuscle by immunoelectron microscopy. These fibers spirally encompassed a swollen sensory terminal at a distance in the inner core. According to the above findings, we discuss a modulatory function of the catecholaminergic fibers in this mechanoreceptor.

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