Paracrine Role of GABA in Adrenal Chromaffin Cells

Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2010 Nov;30(8):1217-24. doi: 10.1007/s10571-010-9569-x. Epub 2010 Nov 16.


The function of GABA in the adrenal medulla is still controversial. We will review experimental results in vivo and in vitro in adrenal chromaffin cells of various mammals to clarify what has been elucidated and what still remains to be settled.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Glands / cytology*
  • Adrenal Glands / metabolism*
  • Animals
  • Biological Transport
  • Chromaffin Cells / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Paracrine Communication*
  • Receptors, GABA / metabolism
  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid / metabolism*


  • Receptors, GABA
  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid