Carol Ann Barraclough

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Studies by others have shown that parenteral administration of antiestrogens blocks the positive feedback effect of estrogen on the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge mechanism. Since all estrogen-accumulating cells could be affected by this treatment, it is difficult to identify the site(s) at which this steroid acts to affect LH surges. In the present study(More)
Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) was examined for the presence of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH) at times when copious amounts of LH were being secreted by the adenohypophysis. A "push-pull" apparatus was designed which permitted the perfusion of artificial CSF through the 3rd ventricle from the region of the medial preoptic area (MPOA) to the(More)
We have examined norepinephrine (NE) and dopamine (DA) initial concentrations, rate constants and turnover rates in microdissected regions of the hypothalamus and gonadotropin release in ovariectomized (OVX)estrogen-treated adult control and androgen-sterilized rats (ASR) (50 micrograms testosterone propionate at 5 days of age). When Silastic capsules(More)