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Role and Regulation of Neuropeptide Neurons

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

Abstract

Research on neuropeptides has resulted in an impressive amount of discoveries in the last few years. Attempts to detect new brain peptides led to the astonishing finding that a much larger number of such molecules are present in the Central Nervous System than was originally anticipated; several of them have now been characterized (see review in 59), and the neurons which produce them have been mapped in many more areas of the brain than the hypothalamus and the structures directly involved in neuroendocrine regulation (see review in 25). Several peptides as well as potent analogs with agonist or antagonist activities have now been synthetized (59) with promising therapeutic applications. In parallel, the study of peptide biosynthesis and degradation also opened recently new areas of research.

Keywords

Nerve Ending Pituitary Hormone Prolactin Release Prolactin Cell Mediobasal Hypothalamus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude Kordon
    • 1
  1. 1.Unité 159 de Neuroendocrinologie de l’INSERMParisFrance

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