Local inputs to aldosterone-sensitive neurons of the nucleus tractus solitarius.

@article{Sequeira2006LocalIT,
  title={Local inputs to aldosterone-sensitive neurons of the nucleus tractus solitarius.},
  author={Sunitha M Sequeira and Joel C Geerling and Arthur D. Loewy},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={141 4},
  pages={1995-2005}
}
Aldosterone-sensitive neurons in the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) become activated during sodium depletion and could be key neural elements regulating sodium intake. The afferent inputs to these neurons have not yet been defined, but one source may be neurons in the area postrema, a neighboring circumventricular organ that innervates the NTS and exerts a powerful inhibitory influence on sodium appetite [Contreras RJ, Stetson PW (1981) Changes in salt intake after lesions of the area… CONTINUE READING