Gonadotropins, their receptors, and the regulation of testicular functions in fish.

@article{Schulz2001GonadotropinsTR,
  title={Gonadotropins, their receptors, and the regulation of testicular functions in fish.},
  author={R{\"u}diger Winfried Schulz and Henry F. Vischer and Jose Eduardo B Cavaco and Eduarda M. Santos and Charles R. Tyler and Henk J Th Goos and Jan Bogerd},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={129 2-3},
  pages={407-17}
}
The pituitary gonadotropins luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) regulate steroidogenesis and spermatogenesis by activating receptors expressed by Leydig cells (LH receptor) and Sertoli cells (FSH receptor), respectively. This concept is also valid in fish, although the piscine receptors may be less discriminatory than their mammalian counterparts. The main biological activity of LH is to regulate Leydig-cell steroid production. Steroidogenesis is moreover modulated… CONTINUE READING

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