The Neonatal Rat Supraoptic Neurone in Culture:Development of a Model for Control of Peptidergic Secretion
The magnocellular neurones of the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system have in recent years proved a valuable model in which to examine the complex control of peptidergic secretion, in particular oxytocin and vasopressin. The unique properties of the nuclei containing these neurones — principally homogeneity and high density of the neuronal population — have meant that a variety of in vivo and in vitro studies have been possible.
KeywordsLucifer Yellow Supraoptic Nucleus Voltage Clamp Recording Phase Contrast Optic Phasic Firing
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