Effects of changing gonadotropin-releasing hormone pulse frequency and estrogen treatment on levels of estradiol receptor-alpha and induction of Fos and phosphorylated cyclic adenosine monophosphate response element binding protein in pituitary gonadotropes: studies in hypothalamo-pituitary disconnected ewes.

@article{Clarke2005EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of changing gonadotropin-releasing hormone pulse frequency and estrogen treatment on levels of estradiol receptor-alpha and induction of Fos and phosphorylated cyclic adenosine monophosphate response element binding protein in pituitary gonadotropes: studies in hypothalamo-pituitary disconnected ewes.},
  author={I. J. Clarke and Vicky A. Tobin and Sueli Pompolo and Alda Pereira},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={2005},
  volume={146 3},
  pages={1128-37}
}
Estrogen receptor-alpha (ER alpha) levels in gonadotropes are increased during the follicular phase of the ovine estrous cycle, a time of increased frequency of pulsatile secretion of GnRH and elevated plasma estrogen levels. In the present study, our first aim was to determine which of these factors causes the rise in the number of gonadotropes with ER… CONTINUE READING