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Neuroglandular contacts between vasopressin-reactive fibers and cells of the pars tuberalis in the rat

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In electron micrographs fibers containing vasopressin-immunoreactive elementary granules 100–120 nm in diameter are observed within the basal lamina of the adenohypophyseal pars tuberalis adjacent to the rostral portion of the median eminence. The concept of a neuroglandular transmitter function of vasopressin is discussed.

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Correspondence to Dr. Brigitte Krisch.

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Supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Grant Nr. Kr. 569/2) and the Stiftung Volkswagenwerk

The excellent technical assistance of Mrs. Helga Prien is thankfully acknowledged

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Krisch, B. Neuroglandular contacts between vasopressin-reactive fibers and cells of the pars tuberalis in the rat. Cell Tissue Res. 196, 361–365 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00240108

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Key words

  • Neuroglandular contacts
  • Vasopressin
  • Pars tuberalis (rat)
  • Ultrastructural immunocytochemistry