Physiological pathways regulating the activity of magnocellular neurosecretory cells

  title={Physiological pathways regulating the activity of magnocellular neurosecretory cells},
  author={G. Leng and C. Brown and J. Russell},
  journal={Progress in Neurobiology},
  • G. Leng, C. Brown, J. Russell
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Progress in Neurobiology
  • Magnocellular oxytocin and vasopressin cells are among the most extensively studied neurons in the brain; their large size and high synthetic capacity, their discrete, homogeneous distribution and the anatomical separation of their terminals from their cell bodies, and the ability to determine their neuronal output readily by measurements of hormone concentration in the plasma, combine to make these systems amenable to a wide range of fundamental investigations. While vasopressin cells have… CONTINUE READING
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