Gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor messenger ribonucleic acid expression in the ovary during the rat estrous cycle.

Recent evidence indicates that the GnRH receptor (GnRH-R) gene is expressed in a number of tissues besides the anterior pituitary gland, suggesting that GnRH may serve other functions in addition to its role as a hypothalamic releasing factor. In particular, high levels of GnRH-R transcripts have been detected in rat and human ovarian granulosa cells. To… (More)