Corticotropin-releasing factor stimulates metamorphosis and increases thyroid hormone concentration in prometamorphic Rana perezi larvae.

Abstract

Attempts to identify a hypothalamic molecule that stimulates thyrotropin (TSH) secretion from amphibian pituitary have been unsuccessful to date. The effects of mammalian (ovine and human) corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) on the thyroid function of prometamorphic (Taylor & Kollros stages XI-XVII) (Taylor and Kollros, 1946) Rana perezi larvae were… (More)

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