VIP neurons in the neocortex

Pierre Magistretti*, John H. Morrison

*Corresponding author for this work

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What is the nature of the cellular actions of VIP (vasoactive intestinal polypeptide) in the neocortex? Is VIP co-localized with another neurotransmitter? Do VIP neurons interact with other cortical neurotransmitter systems? How does the intracortical VIP-containing neuronal system relate to the basic elements of cortical organization? Recent immunohistochemical and pharmacological investigations have addressed these questions and have shed some light on the possible function of VIP-containing neurons in the neocortex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-8
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Neurosciences
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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