Electrophosiological Aspects of the Response of Pituitary Cells to Steroid and Peptide Hormones

  • Bernard Dufy
  • Luce Dufy-Barbe
  • Evelyne Zyzek
  • Jean-Marc Israel
  • Jean-Didier Vincent
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND, volume 1)


The mechanism by which physiological secretagogues control the release of anterior pituitary hormones has been the subject of numerous studies over the past ten years. It has been clearly demonstrated that the release of these hormones is a calcium-dependent process (for review, see Trifaro, 1977). However, the exact source of calcium is still a matter of controversy since a number of reports favor intracellular calcium sources (Moriarty, 1977; Hopkins and Walker, 1978).


Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Pituitary Cell Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Prolactin Release Adenohypophyseal Hormone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Dufy
    • 1
  • Luce Dufy-Barbe
    • 1
  • Evelyne Zyzek
    • 1
  • Jean-Marc Israel
    • 1
  • Jean-Didier Vincent
    • 1
  1. 1.Inserm - U.176 - Rue Camille Saint-SaënsBordeaux-CedexFrance

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