Cell and molecular biology of the pars tuberalis of the pituitary.

  title={Cell and molecular biology of the pars tuberalis of the pituitary.},
  author={Werner Wittkowski and J{\"u}rgen Bockmann and M R Kreutz and Tobias Maria Boeckers},
  journal={International review of cytology},
The pars tuberalis of the adenohypophysis is mainly composed of a special type of endocrine cells, pars tuberalis-specific cells, lining the primary capillary plexus of the hypophysial portal system. Dense expression of melatonin receptors and marked changes in morphological appearance, production pattern, and secretory activity during annual cycle show that these cells are highly sensitive to changes in photoperiod. This leads to the hypothesis that the pars tuberalis is involved in the… CONTINUE READING
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