Gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor gene expression during pubertal development of female rats.

Appropriate expression of the GnRH receptor (GnRH-R) in gonadotrophs is critical for GnRH signaling and hence for gonadotropin secretion and sexual development. In the present work, we have studied the ontogeny of the steady-state GnRH-R mRNA levels in pituitaries of female rats from Day 5 to Day 55, when sexual maturity is attained. Developmental changes… CONTINUE READING