Dopaminergic regulation of avian prolactin gene transcription.

@article{Kahtane2003DopaminergicRO,
  title={Dopaminergic regulation of avian prolactin gene transcription.},
  author={A Al Kahtane and Yupaporn Chaiseha and Mohamed E El Halawani},
  journal={Journal of molecular endocrinology},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={185-96}
}
It is well documented that prolactin (PRL) release and PRL gene expression in birds are controlled by the tonic stimulation of hypothalamic vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP). However, there is good evidence that dopamine (DA) exerts both stimulatory (at the hypothalamic level) and inhibitory (at the pituitary level) effects on PRL secretion. The interactions between VIP and DA in the regulation of PRL gene transcription are not known. This study was designed to examine the effects of a D(2… CONTINUE READING

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