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Developmental and hormonally regulated messenger ribonucleic acid expression of KiSS-1 and its putative receptor, GPR54, in rat hypothalamus and potent luteinizing hormone-releasing activity of
The gonadotropic axis is centrally controlled by a complex regulatory network of excitatory and inhibitory signals that is activated at puberty. Recently, loss of function mutations of the geneExpand
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Sexual differentiation of Kiss1 gene expression in the brain of the rat.
The Kiss1 gene codes for kisspeptins, which have been implicated in the neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction. In the brain, Kiss1 mRNA-expressing neurons are located in the arcuate (ARC) andExpand
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Changes in hypothalamic KiSS-1 system and restoration of pubertal activation of the reproductive axis by kisspeptin in undernutrition.
Activation of the gonadotropic axis critically depends on sufficient body energy stores, and conditions of negative energy balance result in lack of puberty onset and reproductive failure. Recently,Expand
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Advanced vaginal opening and precocious activation of the reproductive axis by KiSS‐1 peptide, the endogenous ligand of GPR54
The awakening of the gonadotrophic axis at puberty is the end‐point of a complex cascade of sex developmental events that leads to the attainment of reproductive capacity. Recently, loss‐of‐functionExpand
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Kisspeptins and reproduction: physiological roles and regulatory mechanisms.
Procreation is essential for survival of species. Not surprisingly, complex neuronal networks have evolved to mediate the diverse internal and external environmental inputs that regulate reproductionExpand
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Interactions between kisspeptin and neurokinin B in the control of GnRH secretion in the female rat.
Neurokinin B (NKB) and its cognate receptor neurokinin 3 (NK3R) play a critical role in reproduction. NKB and NK3R are coexpressed with dynorphin (Dyn) and kisspeptin (Kiss1) genes in neurons of theExpand
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Expert consensus document: European Consensus Statement on congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism—pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment
Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) is a rare disorder caused by the deficient production, secretion or action of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which is the master hormoneExpand
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Regulation of hypothalamic expression of KiSS-1 and GPR54 genes by metabolic factors: analyses using mouse models and a cell line.
It is well established that reproductive function is metabolically gated. However, the mechanisms whereby energy stores and metabolic cues influence fertility are yet to be completely deciphered.Expand
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Characterization of the potent luteinizing hormone-releasing activity of KiSS-1 peptide, the natural ligand of GPR54.
Loss-of-function mutations of the gene encoding GPR54, the putative receptor for the KiSS-1-derived peptide metastin, have been recently associated with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, in both rodentsExpand
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Novel expression and direct effects of adiponectin in the rat testis.
Adiponectin is an adipocyte hormone, with relevant roles in lipid metabolism and glucose homeostasis, recently involved in the control of different endocrine organs, such as the placenta, pituitaryExpand
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