Hua Mei

William H Colledge2
Joanne Doran2
2William H Colledge
2Joanne Doran
1Sheyla Gonzalez
1William H. Colledge
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Kisspeptins are a family of overlapping neuropeptides encoded by the Kiss1 gene that regulate the mammalian reproductive axis by a central action in the hypothalamus to stimulate GnRH release. Kisspeptins and their receptor (GPR54 also called KISS1R) are also expressed in the testes but a functional role in this tissue has not been confirmed. We examined(More)
Extracellular matrix plays an important role in stem cell niche which maintains the undifferentiated stem cell phenotype. Human corneal epithelial stem cells are presumed to reside mainly at the limbal basal epithelium. Efforts have been made to characterize different components of the extracellular matrix that are preferentially expressed at the limbus.(More)
Kisspeptins are a family of overlapping neuropeptides, encoded by the Kiss1 gene, that are required for activation and maintenance of the mammalian reproductive axis. Kisspeptins act within the hypothalamus to stimulate release of gonadotrophic releasing hormone and activation of the pituitary-gonadal axis. Robust model systems are required to dissect the(More)
At puberty, the mammalian reproductive axis is activated by neuroendocrine events within the hypothalamus that initiate pulsatile secretion of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) to activate the pituitary/gonadal axis. Thus, puberty is critically dependent on the integrity of GnRH neuronal activity. Defects in the migration of GnRH neurons into the(More)
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