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The development of beta-adrenergic receptors in the rat visual cortex was examined and the density of beta-receptors and associated subtypes (beta 1 and beta 2) was compared between visual and non-visual or whole cortical tissues using radioreceptor assays employing [125I]iodohydroxybenzylpindolol and [125I]iodocyanopindolol as ligands. Saturation assays(More)
The binding of [125I]iodocyanopindolol (ICYP) to membrane preparations from rat cerebral cortex, hypothalamus and anterior pituitary gland was characterized in regard to specificity, density, and the proportion of beta-adrenergic receptor subtypes. By employing a mixture of ligands specific for alpha-adrenergic, serotoninergic and dopaminergic receptors, it(More)
To determine the role of endogenous opioid peptides in the pulsatile release of gonadotropins and prolactin in the ovariectomized rat, the opiate receptor blocker, naloxone, was administered intravenously, and its effect on plasma FSH, LH and prolactin was determined by multiple sampling prior to and after injection. Naloxone produced a dose-related(More)
Many experiments have been performed to evaluate the physiological role of catecholaminergic mechanisms in gonadotropin release. The purpose of the present study was to determine the concentration of beta-adrenoreceptors in the remaining (right) cerebral cortex and in right and left hypothalamic halves of hemi-decorticated female rats which exhibited(More)
Previous experiments have shown that unilateral decortication is followed by an elevation in FSH and LH secretion, but there has been no study of the rhythms of release of gonadotropins in these animals. Consequently, this study was undertaken to determine if there are alterations in the pulsations of gonadotropins following hemi-decortication and also to(More)
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