Cholecystokinin in the central nervous system.

  title={Cholecystokinin in the central nervous system.},
  author={Margery C. Beinfeld and Dieter K. Meyer and Michael J. Brownstein},
  volume={2 Suppl 2},
We have used high performance liquid chromatography and radioimmunoassay to characterize the CCK-like molecules in the central nervous system. The major form of CCK is the sulfated octapeptide. This molecule is distributed unevenly among various brain regions; the highest levels are found in the cortex and striatum. We have focused our attention on three areas in particular, the posterior pituitary, the caudate nucleus, and the hippocampus. The first of these receives its CCK-containing fibers… CONTINUE READING

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