Effects of LPS injection on the hypothalamic and testicular mRNA expression levels of reproductive factors in male rats.


OBJECTIVES In the hypothalamus, kisspeptin and RFamide-related peptide (RFRP) regulate gonadotropin-releasing hormone expression. Kisspeptin and RFRP are also found in the testes and might play roles in steroidogenesis and spermatogenesis. DESIGN AND RESULTS The present study demonstrated that the hypothalamic mRNA expression level of the kisspeptin… (More)


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