Agnes Nemeskéri

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We have previously demonstrated that pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) can be released from cultured rat anterior pituitary cells and when added to the medium in physiological concentration it releases LH from individual gonadotropes. In the present work, we studied whether the release of PACAP and the responsiveness of LH cells to(More)
The presence of pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) was previously demonstrated in the anterior pituitary by radioimmunoassay, immunohistochemistry, and reverse transcript-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). With the use of cell immunoblot assay (CIBA), when the pituitary cells were cultured on nitrocellulose membrane, the release of(More)
The sequential changes in the histological pattern of anterior pituitary cytodifferentiation of the rat are described. The first labeled cells were ACTH positive and were detected in the pars tuberalis on postconceptual day 13. On day 14 ACTH cells also appeared in the ventral periphery of the pars distalis. On fetal day 15 the pars tuberalis anlage was(More)
In vivo and in vitro prolactin (PRL)-synthesizing and PRL-releasing activity of fetal (days 12-22) and early postnatal (days 1-10 after birth) rat pituitaries were studied by means of radioimmunoassay (RIA), reverse hemolytic plaque assay and immunocytochemistry. Using RIA, PRL could first be detected, both in the pituitary and in the serum, on day 17 of(More)
The presence of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) and its mRNAin the three levels of the hypothalamo-hypophyseal-ovarian axis was previously demonstrated using immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). In the hypothalamus, PACAP is present in neuroendocrine effector(More)
The presence of PACAP and VIP was demonstrated in all the four levels of the photoneuroendocrine system (PNES) with the use of immunohistochemistry (IHC), radioimmunoassay (RIA), anterograde and retrograde tracing techniques, and cell immunoblot assay (CIBA). Both peptides play a physiological role in the PNES. According to our results both PACAP and VIP(More)
Levels of thyroliberin (TRH) were measured by radioimmunoassay in the hypothalamus and in the extrahypothalamic brain tissue of rats from fetal day 12 up to day 47 of postnatal life. TRH was detectable as early as on day 12 of intrauterine life in both the hypothalamic primordia and the extrahypothalamic brain tissue. The increase of hypothalamic TRH(More)
The ontogeny of hypothalamic GnRH, of pituitary and gonadal receptors and of pituitary LH and FSH was studied in the fetal and neonatal rat. Hypothalamic, hypophyseal and gonadal primordia were dissected from animals ranging in age from postconceptual day 12 to birth. Immunoreactive GnRH was detectable in the hypothalamus from fetal day 12 onwards at a low(More)
Previous studies indicate that 7 days after testicular administration of naloxone, serum testosterone (T) concentration and basal T secretion in vitro decrease significantly. In neonatal rats, short-term (2 h) intratesticular treatment with 0.3 micrograms (D-Met2-Pro5)-enkephalinamide suppresses steroidogenesis. In the present study, testicular treatment(More)