CNS regulation of reproduction: peptidergic mechanisms.

  title={CNS regulation of reproduction: peptidergic mechanisms.},
  author={Leo P. Renaud and Trevor A Day and Alistair Ferguson},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  volume={12 2},
The coordinated activities of several networks of peptidergic neurons contribute to the overall neural regulation of reproduction and associated behaviours. Key elements are rostral hypothalamic cells that synthesize and release LHRH from their median eminence nerve terminals, subject to modulation by a variety of endogenous transmitters and neuropeptides including VIP, CCK, opioids and somatostatin. In the CNS, LHRH may also participate in intercellular communication to facilitate the… CONTINUE READING