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Somatostatin Secretion from the Hypothalamus

  • Robert A. Peterfreund
  • Wylie W. Vale
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 188)


Comprehensive understanding of the physiologic role of somatostatin (SS) encompasses the question of the control of SS itself. Thus the biosynthesis, storage, secretion and degradation of the peptide became topics for investigation. This chapter will focus on secretion of SS from the hypothalamus, including a discussion of experimental systems and a review of data concerning the characterization and regulation of SS secretion.


Growth Hormone Intact Animal Median Eminence Disperse Cell Culture Brain Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Peterfreund
    • 1
  • Wylie W. Vale
    • 1
  1. 1.Peptide Biology LaboratoryThe Salk Institute for Biological StudiesSan DiegoUSA

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