Homologous desensitization with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) also diminishes gonadotrope responsiveness to maitotoxin: a role for the GnRH receptor-regulated calcium ion channel in mediation of cellular desensitization.

@article{Conn1987HomologousDW,
  title={Homologous desensitization with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) also diminishes gonadotrope responsiveness to maitotoxin: a role for the GnRH receptor-regulated calcium ion channel in mediation of cellular desensitization.},
  author={P. Michael Conn and D D Staley and Takashi Yasumoto and William R. Huckle and Jo Ann Janovick},
  journal={Molecular endocrinology},
  year={1987},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={154-9}
}
Maitotoxin (MTX) stimulates gonadotropin release from pituitary cell cultures. The time course and efficacy of LH release in response to GnRH and to MTX are similar; both secretagogues require extracellular Ca2+ and are inhibited by the selective Ca2+ ion channel antagonist methoxyverapamil (D600). LH release in response to either GnRH or MTX is not measurably inhibited by two other chemical classes of Ca2+ ion channel inhibitors represented by nifedipine and by diltiazem. The two secretagogues… CONTINUE READING