Hormonal action of relaxin-like gonad-stimulating substance (GSS) on starfish ovaries in growing and fully grown states.

Abstract

Gonad-stimulating substance (GSS) of starfish is the only known invertebrate peptide hormone responsible for final gamete maturation, rendering it functionally analogous to gonadotropins in vertebrates. Recently, we purified GSS from the radial nerves of the starfish Asterina pectinifera and identified the chemical structure as a relaxin-like peptide. This… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2011.01.014

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