Stress-induced intercellular communication remodeling in the rat adrenal medulla.

@article{Colomer2008StressinducedIC,
  title={Stress-induced intercellular communication remodeling in the rat adrenal medulla.},
  author={Claude Colomer and Chrystel Lafont and Nathalie C. Gu{\'e}rineau},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={1148},
  pages={106-11}
}
To understand the mechanisms by which a prolonged exposure to stress enhances catecholamine secretion, we examined the effects of 5-day cold exposure on cell-cell communication pathways in the rat adrenal medulla. Upon stress, the neurosecretory tissue undergoes dramatic morphofunctional changes resulting in increased chromaffin cell excitability, upregulation of both chemical transmission at the splanchnic nerve terminal-chromaffin cell synapses and spreading of gap junction-permeant Lucifer… CONTINUE READING