Adenohypophyseal Cell Specificities and Gonadal Steroids

  • Vladimir R. Pantić
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)


The relationship of the adenohypophysis to the central nervous system is characterized by Harris (1948) as that of “a gland under nervous control, but lacking a nerve supply.” However, nerve terminals are identified only throughout the pars intermedia (PI). The adult innervation pattern of type A (neurosecretory) and type B (adrenergic) is achieved by the end of the first postnatal week of C3H mice. Type B terminals formed a synapselike contact with the glandular cells, indicating that the primary innervation is supplied by adrenergic neurons (Jarskar, 1977). Meurling and Björklung(1970) observed that the PI cell body (synthesis pole) and the cell apex(release pole) received innervation from the neurosecretory and catechol-amine fibers.


Pituitary Cell Gonadal Steroid Testosterone Propionate Granular Endoplasmic Reticulum Testosterone Propionate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir R. Pantić
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  1. 1.Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković,”BelgradeYugoslavia

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