Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, VoL 3l, No. 5, 2000, pp. 332-333. Translated from Ontogenez, Vol. 31, No. 5, 2000, pp. 395-396. Original Russian Text Copyright 9 2000 by Editorial Board. JUBILEES II'dar Ganievich Akmaev (To the 70th Birthday) The hypothalamic area of the brain was at the center of his interest over many years of experimental studies. In the nerve cells of this area, the capacity for secretion of neurohormones was first found. In the 1960s, the secretory activity of hypothalamic neurons attracted a close attention and was the subject of many studies, whose results led to the current concept on the role of this surprising biological phenomenon in the mecha- nisms underlying the hypothalamic regulation of endo- crine functions. Akmaev and his laboratory made an essential contribution to the development of this con- cept. One series of his scout studies concerned the role of specialized ependyma glia in hypothalamic control mechanisms, which connects the liquor of the 3rd brain ventricle to the blood channel of portal pituitary vessels through its long processes. The data obtained and con- clusions drawn from these studies were used in a man- ual on microscopic anatomy published in Germany in 1977. Another
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