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By H. A. Baldwin, K. T. Britton, G. F. Koob (auth.), Dr. Detlev Ganten M.D., Ph. D., Dr. Donald Pfaff Ph. D. (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3642758398

ISBN-13: 9783642758393

Latest factor within the present subject matters IN NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY se- ries which has been gaining loads of recognition as a main resource for studies in neuroendocrinology and similar parts some time past few years.

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5 Controversial Effects of Oxytocin on Gonadotropin Secretion .................... 6 Technical Critique of Existing Methodologies for the Study of the Neuroendocrine Effects of Oxytocin ......................................................... References ................................................................... 33 34 34 36 39 41 42 45 47 49 49 49 50 51 54 1 Introduction The nonapeptide oxytocin (OT) is produced primarily in magnocellular elements of the hypothalamic paraventricular and supraoptic nuclei, and in addition to its release from axon terminals in the neural lobe, convincing evidence exists for delivery and release into other brain sites.

1 Production and Release .................................................. 2 Stress-Induced Oxytocin Secretion .................... " . . . . . . . . .. 3 Potential Sites of Action ................................................. 3 Oxytocin as a Physiologic Prolactin-Releasing Factor ...... '" . . . . . . . . 1 Evidence in Males . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Evidence in Females..

Recent experiments have demonstrated that interactions between the immune system and CRF-containing neurons may be bidirectional (Irwin et al. 1988). The iCY administration of CRF suppresses splenic natural killer Corticotropin-Releasing Factor 27 cell activity in rats; this effect is abolished by prior ganglionic blockade with chlorisondamine, suggesting its mediation via autonomic nervous mechanisms. Undoubtedly, future research efforts will focus considerable attention on the rapidly emerging field of neural control of the immune system.

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