Participation in Neuroendocrine Regulation

Many functions are postulated for ependymal cells, as well as for intraventricular nerve endings lying between them and at the free surface. Ependymocytes seem to play roles in relation to the CSF: stir it by ciliary action, remove debris, microorganisms, and alien cells by adhesion to a cilium-borne lectin, produce the subependymal layer of the adult, which serves as a continuing source of neurons and neuroglial cells, possibly support the ventricular wall and maintain its patency, and provide sensory and secretory functions. As noted, the tanycytes in the basal third ventricle may play one or more of several neuroendocrine roles: transport hormones in the CSF to hypo-thalamic neurons to regulate the release of hormones into the portal system or carry them from these neurons into the CSF.

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