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Multitransmitter regulation of melanotrope cells of Xenopus laevis
Berghs, C.A.F.M.; Tuinhof, R.; Van Strien, F.J.C.; Scheenen, W.J.J.M.; Lieste, J.R.; Dotman, C.H.; Ubink, R.; Jenks, B.G.; Roubos, E.W. (1995). Multitransmitter regulation of melanotrope cells of Xenopus laevis. Neth. J. Zool. 45(1-2): 110-112
In: Netherlands Journal of Zoology. E.J. Brill: Leiden. ISSN 0028-2960, more
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    Marine; Terrestrial

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  • Berghs, C.A.F.M.
  • Tuinhof, R.
  • Van Strien, F.J.C.
  • Scheenen, W.J.J.M.
  • Lieste, J.R.
  • Dotman, C.H.
  • Ubink, R.
  • Jenks, B.G.
  • Roubos, E.W.

    The amphibian Xenopus laevis is able to adapt to a dark background by releasing melanophore-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) from the melanotrope cells in the pars intermedia of the pituitary gland. This mechanism is being used as a model to study fundamentals of neuroendocrine information processing. Recent data obtained from multidisciplinary studies in our group on the functioning and hypothalamic regulation of Xenopus melanotropes are reviewed.

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