Hypothalamic control of the pituitary-gonadal axis in higher primates: key advances over the last two decades.

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MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Plant, T M
Year of Publication: 2008
Journal: J Neuroendocrinol
Volume: 20
Issue: 6
Pagination: 719-26
Date Published: 06/2008
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 1365-2826
Keywords: Animals, Circadian Rhythm, Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone, Humans, Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System, Hypothalamus, Leptin, Neuroendocrinology, Pituitary-Adrenal System, Primates, Puberty, Reproduction

This review provides a brief historical background to the foundation of primate reproductive neuroendocrinology that was laid by Ernst Knobil during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This is followed by a discussion of studies conducted over the last two decades that I view as having contributed to the current understanding of the field of primate reproductive neuroendocrinology. The review concludes with a short summary of key questions that remain to be addressed.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2008.01708.x
Alternate Journal: J. Neuroendocrinol.
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