Rapid recovery of pineal function after partial denervation: a possible role for heteroneuronal uptake of transmitter in modulating synaptic efficacy.

@article{Zigmond1985RapidRO,
  title={Rapid recovery of pineal function after partial denervation: a possible role for heteroneuronal uptake of transmitter in modulating synaptic efficacy.},
  author={Richard E Zigmond and Charles Baldwin and Chauncey W. Bowers},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1985},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={142-50}
}
The pineal gland is innervated by sympathetic neurons whose cell bodies are located in the two superior cervical ganglia and whose axons reach the gland via the two internal carotid nerves (ICNs). Bilateral decentralization of the superior cervical ganglia, produced by lesioning both cervical sympathetic trunks (CSTs), abolishes the circadian rhythm in the activity of the pineal enzyme serotonin N-acetyltransferase (NAT). We have examined the effects on NAT activity of unilaterally cutting the… CONTINUE READING

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