Cholinergic modulation of spontaneous contractions in the pig bladder: The role of the mucosa in the different bladder regions

Helen Nyamwaro, Kim Lawson, Donna J Sellers, Christopher Chapple, Neil G. McKay

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Abstract

The structural and functional differences between the two main regions of the bladder, the dome and trigone, are well documented. The trigone musculature has been shown to exhibit greater spontaneous activity than the dome (1) and it has been suggested that this may aid contraction of the bladder neck during the storage phase. The mechanisms involved in generation and
modulation of these phasic contractions (PCs) are however still not clear. It has been suggested that they may originate in the mucosal layer and may be modulated by release of transmitters such as acetylcholine from the urothelium.
Recent studies have shown structural
heterogeneity of the urothelium and suburothelium between the trigone, dome and lateral body (2) and functionally we have shown differences in the influence of the mucosa on basal SCs developed in isolate strips from these regions of the pig bladder (3)
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Continence Society 2011 - Glasglow , United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Aug 20112 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceInternational Continence Society 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasglow
Period29/08/112/09/11

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