Effects of cytokines on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) gene expression in primary hypothalamic neurons and in GnRH neurons immortalized conditionally.

Various cytokines produced during the immune reaction can modulate the neuroendocrine reproductive axis, probably by inducing changes in the activity of hypothalamic GnRH neurons. However, the precise cellular and molecular effects of cytokines on these neurons have not been reported yet. To gain a better insight into these regulations, we first examined… CONTINUE READING