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      Central Release of Oxytocin, Vasopressin and Neurophysin by Magnocellular Neurone Depolarization: Evidence in Slices of Guinea Pig and Rat Hypothalamus

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          Using slices of rat hypothalamus maintained in vitro, we have examined release of oxytocin and vasopressin under conditions of increased neuronal activity. We report here that when the supraoptic or paraventricular nucleus is depolarized with high K<sup>+</sup> solutions, hormone is released into areas close to the nucleus. Similar experiments with guinea pig hypothalamus suggest that neurophysin may also be co-released with oxytocin and vasopressin. Use of acetylcholine to selectively stimulate vasopressin neurones appears to evoke a rise in local release of vasopressin but not oxytocin. These results suggest that under conditions of increased neuronal activity, hormones normally secreted from the neurohypophysis are secreted locally into the hypothalamus.

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          Journal
          NEN
          Neuroendocrinology
          10.1159/issn.0028-3835
          Neuroendocrinology
          S. Karger AG
          0028-3835
          1423-0194
          1986
          1986
          01 April 2008
          : 42
          : 4
          : 311-322
          Affiliations
          aAFRC Institute of Animal Physiology, Babraham, Cambridge, and bNational Institute for Medical Research, Division of Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology Mill Hill, London, UK
          Article
          124457 Neuroendocrinology 1986;42:311–322
          10.1159/000124457
          3960274
          © 1986 S. Karger AG, Basel

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