Innervation and receptor profiles of the human epitrichial (apocrine) sweat gland: routes for intervention in bromhidrosis

Susan L. Lindsay, S. Holmes, Alistair D. Corbett, M. Harker, Douglas L. Bovell

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Human apocrine (epitrichial) sweat glands secrete in response to local or systemic administration of catecholamines and cholinergic agonists. As the process of secretion in human apocrine glands is not fully understood and no literature detailing the expression of adrenergic, cholinergic and purinergic receptors is available, there is a need to know the receptor types. Such data could provide new approaches for the treatment of axillary bromhidrosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-660
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008



  • purinoceptors
  • axillary sweat glands
  • adrenoceptors
  • apocrine

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