Expression of the cannabinoid receptor type 1 in the pituitary of rabbits and its role in the control of LH secretion.

The aim of this study was to elucidate the possible direct regulatory role of the endocannabinoids in the modulation of LH secretion in rabbits, a reflex ovulator species. The cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) was characterized by RT-PCR techniques in the anterior pituitary of intact and ovariectomized does treated with GnRH and primed with estrogen and CB1… (More)