Innervation and receptor profiles of the human apocrine (epitrichial) sweat gland: Routes for intervention in bromhidrosis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Apocrine Glands
  • Neurofilament Proteins
  • Receptor, Muscarinic M3
  • Receptors, Adrenergic
  • Receptors, Purinergic

abstract

  • No nerve fibres were found near the apocrine gland, suggesting that any catecholamine influence is through humoral effects and that glands could be influenced by beta-adrenoceptor subtypes and purinoceptors. Blockage of both these types of receptors offers a route to controlling apocrine secretion from axillary glands and reducing the opportunity for the development of bromhidrosis.

publication date

  • September 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2008.08740.x

PubMed ID

  • 18637900

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 653

end page

  • 60

volume

  • 159

number

  • 3