Control of human luteal steroidogenesis: role of growth hormone-releasing hormone, vasoactive intestinal peptide, and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide.

@article{Apa1997ControlOH,
  title={Control of human luteal steroidogenesis: role of growth hormone-releasing hormone, vasoactive intestinal peptide, and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide.},
  author={Rosanna Apa and Antonio Lanzone and M L Mastrandrea and Fiorella M. Miceli and Daniela de Feo and Alessandro Caruso and Salvatore Mancuso},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1997},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={1097-102}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the possible effect of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH), vasoactive intestinal peptide, and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide on basal and hCG-stimulated P production by human luteal cells. DESIGN Cultures of human luteal cells from the early and midluteal phase. SETTING All corpora lutea were obtained from the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the Università Cattolica, a public care center. PATIENT(S) Ten nonpregnant women between 35 and 47… CONTINUE READING