• Humans
  • A recent review compared the functions of the different endocrine systems and glands in zebrafish with those in other vertebrates, including humans, coming to the conclusion that major aspects are conserved. (zfin.org)
  • neuron
  • In chapters contributed by top researchers, the book introduces the basic mathematical concepts, then examines modeling at all levels, from single-channel and single neuron modeling to neuronal networks and system-level modeling. (ebooks.com)
  • neural
  • Understanding the nature and limits of the strategies neural systems employ to process and transmit sensory information stands among the most exciting and difficult challenges faced by modern science. (ebooks.com)
  • hypophysis
  • The hypophysis rests upon the hypophysial fossa of the sphenoid bone in the center of the middle cranial fossa and is surrounded by a small bony cavity (sella turcica) covered by a dural fold (diaphragma sellae). (wikipedia.org)
  • axis
  • These organs and their interactions constitute the HPA axis, a major neuroendocrine system that controls reactions to stress and regulates many body processes, including digestion, the immune system, mood and emotions, sexuality, and energy storage and expenditure. (wikipedia.org)
  • The HPA axis has a central role in regulating many homeostatic systems in the body, including the metabolic system, cardiovascular system, immune system, reproductive system and central nervous system. (wikipedia.org)
  • vertebrate
  • Since its introduction as a genetic vertebrate model system approximately 30 years ago, the focus of zebrafish research has increasingly shifted to questions that are also relevant for human development and disease. (zfin.org)
  • sympathetic
  • Projections to areas of the sympathetic motor system (lateral horn spinal segments T1-L2/L3) are carried by the hypothalamospinal tract and they activate the sympathetic motor pathway. (wikipedia.org)
  • processes
  • The nervous and endocrine systems often act together in a process called neuroendocrine integration, to regulate the physiological processes of the human body. (wikipedia.org)
  • model
  • Here, we review the potential of the zebrafish as a model for human endocrine systems. (zfin.org)
  • Finally, we summarize the strengths and weaknesses of zebrafish as a model for studying endocrine systems. (zfin.org)
  • Models
  • The emphasis is on models with close ties to experimental observations and data, and the authors review application of the models to systems such as olfactory bulbs, fly vision, and sensorymotor systems. (ebooks.com)
  • brain
  • small oval endocrine gland that lies at the base of the brain brain, the supervisory center of the nervous system in all vertebrates. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Two populations of pericytes arise from the mesoderm and the neuroectoderm and form at the approximate location of the portal system in what will eventually become the mature brain. (wikipedia.org)