Neuro-Humoral Coding of Sleep by the Physiological Sleep Factor Delta

  • M. Monnier
  • G. A. Schoenenberger
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 10)


Investigations on neuro-humoral coding of sleep were as yet chiefly focussed on amino-acids and biogenic amines such as serotonin. A possible involvement of peptides in the regulation of sleep was hardly ever taken into consideration. If a neuro-humoral coding of sleep exists, its first demonstration should be the neuro-humoral transmission of sleep.


Paradoxical Sleep Delta Activity Humoral Transmission Sensory Motor Cortex Intraventricular Infusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Monnier
    • 1
  • G. A. Schoenenberger
    • 2
  1. 1.Physiological InstituteUniv. of BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Biol. Chem. Res. Div., Dept. of SurgeryUniv. of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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