Stimulus-Secretion Coupling in Neuroendocrine Systems

  • Detlev Ganten
  • Donald Pfaff
  • Brian Pickering
Conference proceedings

Part of the Current Topics in Neuroendocrinology book series (CT NEUROENDOCRI, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. A. J. S. Summerlee, L. J. Parry
    Pages 29-72
  3. F. Strumwasser
    Pages 105-122
  4. A. Thorpe, H. Duve
    Pages 185-230
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-256

About these proceedings


The role of electrical signalling in the control of endocrine secretions by the brain has been clear for many years. Recently, the influences of hormones on synthetic events in neuroendocrine cells have raised new questions concerning the peptides released from such neurons. This volume concentrates on the relation between these two fields and asks how electrical action potentials facilitate secretion of substances from nerve cells which control endocrine events. While stimulus-secretion coupling has been studied extensively in other physiological contexts, this is the first treatment of the phenomenon in an exclusively neuroendocrine setting.


brain hormone neurons neuropeptides neurosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Detlev Ganten
    • 1
  • Donald Pfaff
    • 2
  • Brian Pickering
    • 3
  1. 1.Pharmakologisches InstitutUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnatomyMedical SchoolBristolEngland, UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73497-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73495-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0723-1229
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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