A mathematical model of luteinizing hormone release from ovine pituitary cells in perifusion.

@article{Heinze1998AMM,
  title={A mathematical model of luteinizing hormone release from ovine pituitary cells in perifusion.},
  author={K. Heinze and R. Keener and A. R. Midgley},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1998},
  volume={275 6},
  pages={E1061-E1071}
}
We model the effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) on the production of luteinizing hormone (LH) by the ovine pituitary. GnRH, released by the hypothalamus, stimulates the secretion of LH from the pituitary. If stimulus pulses are regular, LH response will follow a similar pattern. However, during application of GnRH at high frequencies or concentrations or with continuous application, the pituitary delivers a decreased release of LH (termed desensitization). The proposed mathematical… Expand
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