Estrous Cycle Dependent Modulation of Muscarinic Cholinergic Receptors in the Hypothalamus and Adenohypophysis

  • Mordechai Sokolovsky
  • Ethy Moscona-Amir
  • Yaakov Egozi
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)


Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors mediate the response of cells to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (AcCho). The physiological significance of muscarinic receptors in the parasympathetic nervous system has been well documented.1 Among the most marked effects of muscarinic agonists are those observed in gastric and salivary glands, smooth muscle and the cardiovascular system.1 In the central nervous system most of the cholinergic receptors are of the muscarinic type;2 some of them, e.g. cerebral cortex receptors, are mainly excitatory while others, particularly in the hypothalamus, are mostly inhibitory.3


Luteinizing Hormone Muscarinic Receptor Estrous Cycle Muscarinic Agonist Agonist Binding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mordechai Sokolovsky
    • 1
  • Ethy Moscona-Amir
    • 1
  • Yaakov Egozi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry George S. Wise Faculty of Life SciencesTel Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

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