Vasopressin differentially modulates non-NMDA receptors in vasopressin and oxytocin neurons in the supraoptic nucleus.

@article{Hirasawa2003VasopressinDM,
  title={Vasopressin differentially modulates non-NMDA receptors in vasopressin and oxytocin neurons in the supraoptic nucleus.},
  author={Michiru Hirasawa and Didier Mouginot and Michael Gregory Kozoriz and Samuel B. Kombian and Quentin J Pittman},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={4270-7}
}
Magnocellular neurons of the supraoptic nucleus release the neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin from their dendrites to regulate their synaptic inputs. This study aims to determine the cellular mechanism by which vasopressin modulates excitatory synaptic transmission. Presumably by electroporation through perforated patch, we were able to successfully introduce biocytin into cells in which we performed an electrophysiological study. This method enabled us to determine that roughly half of… CONTINUE READING