A tale of two rhythms: the emerging roles of oxytocin in rhythmic prolactin release.

@article{Bertram2010ATO,
  title={A tale of two rhythms: the emerging roles of oxytocin in rhythmic prolactin release.},
  author={Richard Bertram and Cleyde Vanessa Vega Helena and Arturo E. Gonzalez-Iglesias and Joel Tabak and Marc E. Freeman},
  journal={Journal of neuroendocrinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={778-84}
}
Hormone secretion often occurs in a pulsatile manner. In this review, we discuss two rhythms of in vivo prolactin release in female rats and the ongoing research that we and others have performed aiming to understand the mechanisms underlying them. The peptide hormone oxytocin appears to play an important role in both rhythms. One rhythm occurs during the first half of pregnancy, but can also be induced in ovariectomised rats. This is characterised by a circadian pattern with two prolactin… CONTINUE READING

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