VLPOVentrolateral Preoptic Area
VLPOVirginia Lakes Pack Outfit (California)
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VLPO neurons can directly sense the glucose in their neighborhood, other experiments revealed.
The contemporary theory for the mechanism of NREM sleep thus suggests a reciprocal interaction between two antagonistic neurons in the VLPO of the anterior hypothalamus and wake-promoting neurons in the tuberomammillary nuclei of the posterior hypothalamus, as well as locus coeruleus, dorsal raphe, basal forebrain and mesopontine tagmentum (6,20).
Further experiments revealed that isoflurane works by changing how these VLPO neurons respond to potassium atoms, though exactly how that happens isn't clear.
The VLPO region doesn't contain GABA receptors, however.