Distribution of cholecystokinin receptors in the dorsal vagal complex and other selected nuclei in the human medulla

Thomas M. Hyde, Stephen J. Peroutka

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Cholecytokinin receptors were localized in human brainstem by quantitative autoradiography, using [3H]cholecystokininoctapeptide. Receptor densities were highest in the caudal medical region of the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS). High densities also were present in the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus, the principle nucleus of the inferior olive, the ventral region of the NTS, and the area postrema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-202
Number of pages5
JournalBrain research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 21 1989
Externally publishedYes



  • Area postrema
  • Cholecystokinin receptor
  • Human brainstem
  • Nucleus tractus solitarii
  • Satiety
  • Vagus nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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