Table 1.

Primary antisera used in this report

AntibodynAChR subunit recognizedImmunogenSpecies immunizedDilutionOriginal description and/or early use in enteric neurons
mAb35α1, α3, α5Electric organ nAChRRat1:5000Tzartos et al., 1981; (Kirchgessner and Liu, 1998)
mAb210α1, α3, α5Mammalian muscle nAChRRat1:5000Tzartos et al., 1987
mAb295β2Rat α4β2 nAChRRat1:400 Whiting and Lindstrom, 1988
mAb306α7Rat and chicken α7 nAChRMouse1:2000Schoepfer et al., 1990
αNPY antiserumRabbit1:5000(Furness et al., 1984)
αVIP antiserumRabbit1:5000(Furness and Costa, 1979)