If Cyclic GMP is a Neuronal Second Messenger What is the Message?

  • C. D. Woody
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 24)

Abstract

Some evidence has recently been provided for a possible role of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) as a neuronal second messenger in the superior cervical ganglion, the retina and the cortex (9, 18, 20, 22, 26). In the superior cervical ganglion, cGMP has been linked with the production of a slow EPSP as a consequence of cholinergic muscarinic neural transmission. In the retina, cGMP may be involved in the control of light-dark adaptation by light activation of a cGMP phosphodiesterase. (In this case light would produce a decrease in cGMP.)

Keywords

Citrate Retina Neurol ACETYlCHOLINE Atropine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. D. Woody
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  1. 1.Departments of Anatomy and Psychiatry, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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