Central Regulation of the Endocrine System

  • Kjell Fuxe
  • Tomas Hökfelt
  • Rolf Luft

Part of the Published Nobel Symposia book series (NOFS, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Opening Address

    1. Rolf Luft
      Pages 1-2
  3. The Peptidergic Neuron

    1. The biochemistry of peptidergic neurons

    2. Presynaptic mechanisms in peptidergic neurons

      1. T. Hökfelt, O. Johansson, Å. Ljungdahl, J. Lundberg, M. Schultzberg, K. Fuxe et al.
        Pages 31-48
      2. Niels A. Thorn, James T. Russell, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Marek Treiman
        Pages 49-60
      3. S. L. Jeffcoate, N. White, G. W. Bennett, J. A. Edwardson, E. C. Griffiths, R. Forbes et al.
        Pages 61-70
    3. Postsynaptic mechanisms in peptidergic transmission

      1. F. Labrie, J. Drouin, L. Lagace, L. Ferland, M. Beaulieu, V. Raymond et al.
        Pages 85-107
      2. L. P. Renaud, Q. J. Pittman, H. W. Blume
        Pages 119-136
      3. Lars Terenius
        Pages 137-148
  4. Transmitter and Neuropeptide Synaptic Mechanisms

  5. Hormonal Control of Peptidergic Neurons

    1. Etienne-Emile Baulieu
      Pages 239-260
    2. Bruce S. McEwen, Paula G. Davis, Lewis C. Krey, Ivan Lieberburg, Neil MacLusky, Edward Roy
      Pages 261-271
    3. L. Martini, F. Celotti, H. Juneja, M. Motta, M. Zanisi
      Pages 273-295
    4. D. de Wied
      Pages 297-314
    5. Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Peter Eneroth, Barbro Haglund, Tomas Hökfelt, Agneta Mode, Paul Skett et al.
      Pages 315-328
  6. Interactions Between Hormones and Neurotransmitters in the Control of Peptidergic Neurons

    1. S. M. Mc Cann, L. Krulich, S. R. Ojeda, A. Negro-Vilar, E. Vijayan
      Pages 329-347
    2. K. Fuxe, K. Andersson, A. Löfström, T. Hökfelt, L. Ferland, L. F. Agnati et al.
      Pages 349-380
  7. Controls of Peptidergic Neurons in Humans

    1. E. E. Müller, D. Cocchi, V. Locatelli, E. A. Parati, P. Mantegazza
      Pages 417-456
    2. G. M. Besser, T. Yeo, G. Delitala, Ann Jones, W. A. Stubbs, J. A. H. Wass et al.
      Pages 457-472
  8. Reporters’ Overviews

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 535-555

About this book


According to the classical concept of Geoffrey Harris the pituitary gland is controlled by the brain by means of blood-borne chemical messengers produced by central neurons. The recent isolation and structural characterization of several such messengers by Roger Guillemin and Andrew Schally and their collaborators brought the final proof for this hypothesis. This also meant that the extensive knowledge collected in the field of neurobiology now became highly relevant for the endocrinologists. For this reason it was felt important to organize a symposium which brought together experts in the fields of neurobiology and endocrinology. The idea was to focus the attention on neuronal mechanisms, particularly those related to chemical transmission, which may be of importance for the central regulation of hormonal secretion patterns. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Nobel Founda­ tion for supporting the organization of the Nobel Symposium 42 on "Principles of the Central Regulation of the Endocrine System". We would also like to express our thanks to all participants, to Professor Carl-Gustaf Bernhard, Permanent Secretary of the Royal Academy of Sciences, for making the facilities of the Academ- available to us, and to the Symposium secretaries Mrs. Gun Hultgren, Mrs. Lena Persson and Mrs. Ulla-Britt Wedin. It is a pleasure to acknowledge the generous financial support from the Nobel Foundation and its Nobel Symposium Committee through grants from the Tercentenary Foundation of the Bank of Sweden, and from the Swedish Medical Research Council, KABI AB, Stockholm, and ASTRA AB, Sodertalje.


attention biochemistry brain nervous system neurobiology neuroendocrinology neurons neuropeptides neurophysiology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kjell Fuxe
    • 1
  • Tomas Hökfelt
    • 1
  • Rolf Luft
    • 1
  1. 1.Karolinska InstituteStockholmSweden

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