The Release of Enkephalin-Containing Peptides from the Adrenal Gland in Conscious Calves

  • Jean Rossier
  • E. Barrès
  • A. Cupo
  • A. V. Edwards


A number of recent studies have established the fact that enkephalins are released, together with catecholamines, from the adrenal medulla, both in vitro and in vivo in response to various stimuli (Kilpatrick et al., 1980; Stine et al., 1980; Livett et al., 1981; Hexum et al., 1980; Chaminade et al., 1984; Edwards et al., 1986). It further appears that these peptides are present in adrenergic, but not noradrenergic, chromaffin cells in the adrenal medulla (Livett et al., 1982; Pelto-Huikko et al., 1982; Roisin et al., 1983), but the functional significance of the phenomenon remains obscure.


Adrenal Gland Chromaffin Cell Adrenal Medulla Splanchnic Nerve Bovine Adrenal Medulla 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Rossier
    • 1
  • E. Barrès
    • 1
  • A. Cupo
    • 2
  • A. V. Edwards
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physiologie NerveuseCNRSGif-su-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Centre d’ImmunologieMarseille-LuminyFrance
  3. 3.The Physiological LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeEngland

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