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A system of intercellular channels is described in the pars tuberalis (PT) of the female rat. These spaces are lined by all types of cells found in the PT and are not sealed off by tight junctions. Ventrally and dorsally, the intercellular spaces open toward the basement membranes separating the PT from (i) the subarachnoid space, and (ii) the perivascular(More)
The rat pars tuberalis was studied with conventional electron microscopy and immunocytochemistry for the demonstration of luteinizing hormone (LH). The LH-secreting cells were preferentially located in two regions of the pars tuberalis (PT), namely, that surrounding the neural stalk and that occupying the tuberoinfundibular sulci. Dialyzed extracts of PT(More)
In four experiments, rats received flavour aversion conditioning followed by extinction. The flavour was then subjected to retardation and summation tests. Experiment 1 showed that reacquisition of an extinguished flavour aversion was retarded with respect to the performance shown by rats for whom the flavour was novel. No retardation was found, however,(More)
This review attempts to give a comprehensive overview of ovarian innervation, considering the whole nervous system and its different levels that may modify the ovarian function. The connection between the ovary and the central nervous system through the autonomic pathways, including the peripheral ganglia, is highlighted. The evidence obtained over the last(More)
In the rat, the main source of adrenergic fibers innervating nonvascular ovarian tissue is the superior ovarian nerve (SON). To determine the influence of the SON on prepubertal ovarian function and, hence, on the time of puberty, several experiments were conducted. Transection of the SON in early juvenile rats (day 24) led to more than 60% depletion in(More)
Little is known about the role of ovarian nerves in the control of steroid secretion. We have examined the effect of sectioning the adrenergic superior ovarian nerve (SON) on the secretion of progesterone (P), and estradiol (E2) from the ovary. The steroids were measured in blood samples collected every 4 min from the ovarian vein in the proestrous and(More)
We have previously shown that, in the rat, ovarian beta-adrenergic receptor content varies during the time of puberty, with values first increasing and then decreasing abruptly on the afternoon of the first proestrus, i.e., at the time of the preovulatory surge of gonadotropins and prolactin (Prl). In the present study, experiments have been conducted to(More)
Priming of affective word evaluation by pictures of faces showing positive and negative emotional expressions was investigated in two experiments that used a double task procedure where participants were asked to respond to the prime or to the target on different trials. The experiments varied between-subjects the prime task assignment and the prime-target(More)
Pineal glands were grafted under the kidney capsule of mature male rats for periods of 20, 40, 60 and 100 days. Each grafted gland was then excised and divided into two halves. One half was processed for conventional electron microscopy and the other was fixed in aldehydes and then incubated in a zinc iodide-osmium tetroxide mixture at pH 4.4 (A-ZIO-4.4).(More)