GnRH-LH secreting cells axis in the pituitary of the teleost Clarias batrachus responds to neuropeptide Y treatment: an immunocytochemical study.

@article{Gaikwad2003GnRHLHSC,
  title={GnRH-LH secreting cells axis in the pituitary of the teleost Clarias batrachus responds to neuropeptide Y treatment: an immunocytochemical study.},
  author={Archana Gaikwad and K. C. Biju and Nishikant Subhedar},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2003},
  volume={131 2},
  pages={126-33}
}
An attempt has been made to immunocytochemically visualize the effect of neuropeptide Y (NPY) on the GnRH fibers and luteinizing hormone (LH) secreting cells in the pituitary of the catfish, Clarias batrachus. Two hours following the intracranial administration of NPY at the dose of 20 ng/g body wt, a significant increase in the area occupied by the GnRH-like immunoreactive fibers, and population and size of the LH cells was observed. The treatment also resulted in considerable augmentation of… CONTINUE READING