Morphological plasticity and rearrangement of cytoskeletons in pituicytes cultured from adult rat neurohypophysis

@article{Miyata1999MorphologicalPA,
  title={Morphological plasticity and rearrangement of cytoskeletons in pituicytes cultured from adult rat neurohypophysis},
  author={Seiji Miyata and Kishio Furuya and Sadamu Nakai and Hiromitsu Bun and Toshikazu Kiyohara},
  journal={Neuroscience Research},
  year={1999},
  volume={33},
  pages={299-306}
}
The adult rat neurohypophysis reveals drastic morphological plasticity of neuron-glial organization during chronic physiological stimulation. Pituicytes are modified astrocytes in the neurohypophysis, and shape conversion of them largely contributes to the morphological plasticity. The present study aimed to investigate the receptor-mediated mechanism for shape conversion of the pituicyte morphology, particularly in relation with changes of cytoskeletal organization. The cultured pituicytes… Expand
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