The subfornical organ, a specialized sodium channel, and the sensing of sodium levels in the brain.

@article{Noda2006TheSO,
  title={The subfornical organ, a specialized sodium channel, and the sensing of sodium levels in the brain.},
  author={Masaharu Noda},
  journal={The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={80-91}
}
  • Masaharu Noda
  • Published 2006 in
    The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing…
Dehydration causes an increase in the sodium (Na) concentration and osmolarity of body fluid. For Na homeostasis of the body, controls of Na and water intake and excretion are of prime importance. However, though the circumventricular organs (CVOs) are suggested to be involved in body-fluid homeostasis, the system for sensing the Na level within the brain that is responsible for the control of Na- and water-intake behavior has long been an enigma. The authors found that the Na(x) channel is… CONTINUE READING

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