Adrenergic cell group C1

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Adrenergic cell group C1
Latin cellulae adrenergicae myelencephali [C1, C2]
NeuroNames hier-3137
TA A14.1.09.628
FMA 84388
Anatomical terminology

Adrenergic cell group C1 is a group of cells that show evidence of phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PNMT), the enzyme that converts norepinephrine to epinephrine (adrenalin); thus, they are regarded as 'putative adrenergic cells'. They are found in the ventrolateral medulla in conjunction with the noradrenergic cell group A1. The adrenergic group C1 is seen in vertebrates, including rodents and primates.[1]


  1. ^ Kitahama K; Nagatsu I; Pearson J (1994). "Catecholamine systems in mammalian midbrain and hindbrain: theme and variations". In Smeets WJAJ; Reiner A. Phylogeny and Development of Catecholamine Systems in the CNS of Vertebrates. Cambridge: University Press. OCLC 123255922. 

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