Helen I'anson

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Growth retardation induced by dietary restriction in the lamb results in a low GnRH pulse frequency, and thus, puberty is delayed. In our experimental model, in which ovariectomized lambs are maintained at weaning weight (approximately 20 kg BW), hypothalamic GnRH is present and releasable, suggesting that central mechanisms limit the release of GnRH during(More)
In the present study, we determined the involvement of brainstem catecholaminergic inputs to the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) on estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha) expression in this nucleus during conditions of 48-h fasting, 2-deoxy-d-glucose (2DG)-induced acute glucoprivation and 1-h immobilization, in ovariectomized rats. Our approach was to examine the(More)
Fasting-induced LH suppression is augmented by estrogen in female rats. We investigated the temporal changes in the number of estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha)-immunoreactive (ir) cells in various brain regions in ovariectomized rats fasted for 6, 24, 30, and 48 h, commencing at 1300 h. We also determined the anatomical relationship of ERalpha(More)
Acute central lipoprivation suppresses pulsatile luteinizing hormone (LH) release and increases blood glucose levels through noradrenergic input to the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) in female rats. The present study was conducted to identify adrenergic receptor subtypes involved in central lipoprivation-induced suppression of pulsatile LH(More)
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