Journal article

Regulation by osmotic stimuli of galanin-R1 receptor expression in magnocellular neurones of the paraventricular and supraoptic nuclei of the rat

TCD Burazin, JA Larm, AL Gundlach

Journal of Neuroendocrinology | BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2001


Neurones of the supraoptic nucleus (SON) and the magnocellular and parvocellular divisions of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) express galanin and [125I]galanin binding sites. Although the precise role(s) of galanin in these different cell populations is still unknown, it has been shown to regulate the electrophysiological, neurochemical and secretory activity of magnocellular neurones. In light of the well-described effects of hyperosmotic stimuli, such as salt-loading on magnocellular neurone activity and galanin synthesis and release, and the recent identification of multiple galanin receptors in brain, this study assessed the possible regulation of galanin receptor subtype expression in..

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