The Journal Committee reviews published studies (current, recent and historical) that are of interest to our membership. We believe that these reviews will stimulate further discussion on important topics in the lab and the classroom and we encourage you to select one of these brilliant studies for your next Journal Club.

Reviews are prepared by members of the Website Sub-Committee (Drs. Masha Prager-Khoutorsky, McGill University and Melissa Chee, Carleton University, Canada), their trainees and esteemed colleagues. Commentaries are based on studies published in the Journal of Neuroendocrinology.

COMMENTARY ON: DOUBLE TRANSCRANIAL DIRECT CURRENT STIMULATION OF THE BRAIN INCREASES CEREBRAL ENERGY LEVELS AND SYSTEMIC GLUCOSE TOLERANCE IN MEN. WARDZINSKI EK, FRIEDRICHSEN L, DANNENBERGER S, KISTENMACHER A, MELCHERT UH, JAUCH-CHARA K, OLTMANNS KM.  J NEUROENDOCRINOL 2019;31:e12688. 

COMMENTARY ON: TANYCYTES: A RICH MORPHOLOGICAL HISTORY TO UNDERPIN FUTURE MOLECULAR AND PHYSIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS. ESTEBAN RODRIGUEZ, MONTSERRAT GUERRA, BRUNO PERUZZO, JUAN LUIS BLAZQUEZ, J NEUROENDOCRINOL 2019; 31(3). DOI: 10.1111/JNE.12690.

COMMENTARY ON: FROM SENSORY CIRCUMVENTRICULAR ORGANS TO CEREBRAL CORTEX: NEURAL PATHWAYS CONTROLLING THIRST AND HUNGER. MCKINLEY NJ, DENTON DA, RYAN PJ, YAO ST, STEFANIDIS A, OLDFIELD BJ. J NEUROENDOCRINOL. 2019. DOI: 10.1111/JNE.12689

COMMENTARY ON: 30 YEARS AFTER: CNS ACTIONS OF PROLACTIN: SOURCES, MECHANISMS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE. BRIDGES RS, GRATTAN DR. J NEUROENDOCRINOL. 2019; DOI: 10.1111/JNE.12669.

COMMENTARY ON: MODULATION OF SYNAPTIC INPUTS IN MAGNOCELLULAR NEURONES IN A RAT MODEL OF CANCER CACHEXIA. YOKOYAMA T, TERAWAKI K, MINAMI K, MIYANO K, NONAKA M, UZU M, KASHIWASE Y, YANAGIHARA K, UETA Y, UEZONO Y. J NEUROENDOCRINOL 2018;30: E12630

COMMENTARY ON: FEEDING AND GLUCAGON-LIKE PEPTIDE-1 RECEPTOR ACTIVATION STABILISE β-CATENIN IN SPECIFIC HYPOTHALAMIC NUCLEI IN MALE RATS. MCEWEN H, COGNARD E, LADYMAN S, KHANT-AUNG Z, TUPS A, SHEPHERD P, GRATTAN D. J NEUROENDOCRINOL 2018; 30: e12607.

COMMENTARY ON: 3D DISTRIBUTION OF TYROSINE HYDROXYLASE, VASOPRESSIN AND OXYTOCIN NEURONS IN THE TRANSPARENT POSTNATAL MOUSE BRAIN. GODEFROY D, DOMINICI C, HARDIN-POUZET H, ANOUAR Y, MELIK-PARSADANIANTZ S, ROSTENE W, REAUX-LE GOAZIGO A. J NEUROENDOCRINOL. 2017; e12551.

COMMENTARY ON: EFFECTS OF LATERAL OLFACTORY TRACT STIMULATION ON FOS IMMUNOREACTIVITY IN VASOPRESSIN NEURONES OF THE RAT PIRIFORM CORTEX. TSUJI C, TSUJI T, ALLCHORNE A, LENG G, LUDWIG M. J NEUROENDOCRINOL. 2017;29:e12531.

COMMENTARY ON: FUNCTIONAL INTERLEUKIN-6 RECEPTOR-Α IS LOCATED TO TANYCYTES AT THE BASE OF THE THIRD VENTRICLE. FREDERIK ANESTEN, CRISTIANO SANTOS, EDWIN GIDESTRAND, ERIK SCHÉLE, VILBORG PÁLSDÓTTIR, TEODOR SWEDUNG-WETTERVIK, BJÖRN MEISTER, KAROLINA PATRYCJA SKIBICKA, AND JOHN-OLOV JANSSON. J NEUROENDOCRINOL. 2017;DOI: 10.1111/JNE.12546.

COMMENTARY ON: DIVERSITY OF OXYTOCIN NEURONS: BEYOND MAGNO- AND PARVOCELLULAR TYPES? FERDINAND ALTHAMMER AND VALERY GRINEVICH. J NEUROENDOCRINOL. 2017;DOI: 10.1111/JNE.12549.

COMMENTARY ON:  STRUCTURAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PERIVASCULAR SPACE IN THE ADULT MOUSE NEUROHYPOPHYSIS DURING AN OSMOTIC STIMULATION. NISHIKAWA K, FURUBE E, MORITA S, HORII-HAYASHI N, NISHI M, MIYATA S. J NEUROENDOCRINOL. 2017; 29.

COMMENTARY ON:  SYSTEMIC ADMINISTRATION OF GHRELIN INDUCES FOS AND EGR-1 PROTEINS IN THE HYPOTHALAMIC ARCUATE NUCLEUS OF FASTED AND FED RATS. HEWSON AK, DICKSON SL. J NEUROENDOCRINOL. 2000; 12: 1047-9.

COMMENTARY ON:  COEXPRESSION OF LEPTIN RECEPTOR AND PREPRONEUROPEPTIDE Y MRNA IN ARCUATE NUCLEUS OF MOUSE HYPOTHALAMUS. MERCER JG, HOGGARD N, WILLIAMS LM, LAWRENCE CB, HANNAH LT, MORGAN PJ, TRAYHURN P. J NEUROENDOCRINOL. 1996; 8: 733-5.