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Kisspeptin signaling through its receptor is crucial for many reproductive functions. However, the molecular mechanisms and biomedical significance of the regulation of GnRH neurons by kisspeptin have not been adequately elucidated. In the present study, we found that kisspeptin increases GnRH receptor (GnRHR) expression in a GnRH-producing cell line(More)
The present study demonstrates the action of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-producing neuronal cells, GT1-7. Because we found the expression levels of PACAP type 1 receptor (PAC1R) to be low in these cells, we transfected them with PAC1R expression vector and observed the outcome. PACAP(More)
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and gonadotropins are indispensable hormones for maintaining female reproductive functions. In a similar manner to other endocrine hormones, GnRH and gonadotropins are controlled by their principle regulators. Although it has been previously established that GnRH regulates the synthesis and secretion of luteinizing(More)
Acting via ionotropic GABAA receptors, the neurotransmitter γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an important modulator of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons. In the present study, we examined the effect of DS1, a GABAA α4β3δ receptor agonist, on a strain of mouse hypothalamic immortalized GnRH neuronal cells, the GT1-7 cell line. DS1 increased the(More)
Genetic studies in humans or in vivo studies using animals have shown that kisspeptin released from the hypothalamus controls secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) from GnRH neurons, and subsequently GnRH induces gonadotropin secretion from the anterior pituitary. Kisspeptin did not stimulate GnRH expression in the GnRH-producing cell line(More)
We examined direct effect of kisspeptin on pituitary gonadotrophs. Kisspeptin-10 (KP10) significantly increased the promoter activities of the gonadotropin subunits, common alpha-glycoprotein (Cga), luteinizing hormone beta (Lhb), and follicle-stimulatinghormone beta (Fshb) in LbetaT2 cells overexpressing kisspeptin receptor (Kiss1r). KP10 and(More)
Kisspeptins are known to be the principle regulators of the hypothalamic-pituitary gonadal (HPG) axis. In addition, the role of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) in the regulation of pituitary gonadotropins has been elucidated. We measured plasma concentrations of kisspeptin and PACAP and determined whether the levels of these(More)
Hypothalamic kisspeptin is integral to the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis by stimulating gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) release. GnRH is released from the hypothalamus in a pulsatile manner and determines the output of the gonadotropins. However, the effect of kisspeptin on GnRH-secreting cells remains unknown. In an experiment using static(More)
The selective histone deacetylase inhibitor, trichostatin A (TSA), increases follicle-stimulating hormone β subunit (FSHβ) mRNA expression but not α- and luteinizing hormone β (LHβ)-subunits in both the pituitary gonadotrophic cell line LβT2 and primary cultures of rat anterior pituitary cells. TSA increased histone acetylation in whole cell lysates in both(More)
Hypothalamic secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) has been established as a principle pathway for initiating and integrating female reproductive function. GnRH stimulates the release of two gonadotropins-luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone-from the anterior pituitary, which eventually stimulate the synthesis of sex steroids in(More)