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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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
- Neuroglandular contacts
- Pars tuberalis (rat)
- Ultrastructural immunocytochemistry