de Carvalho D, Bicego KC, de Castro OW, da Silva GS, Garcia-Cairasco N, Gargaglioni LH (2010) Role of neurokinin-1 expressing neurons in the locus coeruleus on ventilatory and cardiovascular responses to hypercapnia. Respir Physiol Neurobiol 172(1-2):24-31. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2010.04.016
Summary: NK-1 receptors (NK1R) play an important role in cardiorespiratory responses to hypercapnia. In order to paint a clearer picture of the systems involved the authors injected 0.4 µl of 2 µM SP-SAP (Cat. #IT-07) into the locus coeruleus (LC) of rats. Mouse IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-18) was used as a control. The data suggest that several subpopulations of neurons express NK1R in the LC, and that these subpopulations play different roles in the modulation of cardiorespiratory reponses to hypercapnia.