C S Nahorniak

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The pars distalis of the pituitary was transplanted from one goldfish to another, of matched gonadal condition and body size, either beside the brain ("juxta" location) or into the brain ventricle in the preoptic region or under the optic tectum. Recipients of a pars distalis had significantly higher serum gonadotropin (GtH) levels than sham-operated(More)
In the goldfish (Carassius auratus) the two endogenous forms of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), namely chicken GnRH II ([His5, Trp7,Tyr8]GnRH) and salmon GnRH ([Trp7,Leu8]GnRH), stimulate the release of both gonadotropins and growth hormone from the pituitary. This control is thought to occur by means of the stimulation of distinct GnRH receptors.(More)
A radioimmunoassay (RIA) for [Trp7, Leu8]gonadotropin-releasing hormone (sGnRH) was developed to determine the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) content in discrete brain areas of female goldfish at different stages of ovarian development. Temporal changes in serum gonadotropin (GtH) and GnRH concentrations in discrete brain areas were measured during(More)
In vertebrates, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) belongs to a family of decapeptides characterized by the conservation of residues 1, 2, 4, 9, and 10. In the jawed vertebrates only positions 5, 7, and 8 in the GnRH molecules vary. We have now purified two forms of GnRH from the brains of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) by using reverse-phase(More)
Two forms of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) have been purified from brain extracts of the Thai catfish, Clarias macrocephalus, using reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and radioimmunoassay (RIA). The amino acid sequences of both forms of catfish GnRH (catfish GnRH-I and -II) were determined using Edman degradation. The(More)
The goldfish pituitary contains two classes of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) binding sites, a high affinity/low capacity site and a low affinity/high capacity site (Habibiet al. 1987a), whereas the catfish pituitary contains a single class of high affinity GnRH binding sites (De Leeuwet al. 1988a). Seasonal variations in pituitary GnRH receptor(More)
The effects of testosterone (T) and estradiol (E2) on serum growth hormone (GH) concentrations were investigated throughout the seasonal reproductive cycle of the female goldfish. Gonad-intact female goldfish were implanted intraperitoneally for 5 days with silastic pellets containing no steroid (blank), T(100 micrograms/g) or E2 (25-100 micrograms/g). In(More)
The elevated serum gonadotropin (GtH) levels in goldfish receiving two injections of des Gly10, [D-Ala6] LH-RH ethylamide (LH-RH-A), given 12-hr apart, were reduced by apomorphine, a dopamine agonist, injected at either the first or the second LH-RH-A injection. Serum GtH concentrations in goldfish given two injections of LH-RH-A at a 3-hr interval were(More)
In goldfish, dopamine acts as an endogenous inhibitor of basal and gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-stimulated gonadotrophin release. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of dopamine on the pituitary GnRH receptors in vivo and in vitro in goldfish. The goldfish pituitary contains two classes of GnRH-binding sites, a(More)