Peptidergic innervation of the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)- and growth hormone (GH)-producing cells in the pars distalis of the sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax).

Due to its unique organization, the teleost pituitary is an ideal model in which to investigate the relationship of the nervous system with the pituitary endocrine cells. A light microscope immunocytochemical study of the sea bass pituitary revealed six different neuropeptides in nerve fibers which projected into the pituitary neurohypophysis and bordered… CONTINUE READING