Kisspeptin and the seasonal control of reproduction in hamsters.

  title={Kisspeptin and the seasonal control of reproduction in hamsters.},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Simonneaux and Laura Ansel and Florent G. Revel and Paul Klosen and Paul P{\'e}vet and Jens Damsgaard Mikkelsen},
  volume={30 1},
Reproduction is a complex and energy demanding function. When internal and external conditions might impair reproductive success (negative energy balance, stress, harsh season) reproductive activity has to be repressed. Recent evidence suggests that these inhibitory mechanisms operate on Kiss1-expressing neurons, which were recently shown to be implicated in the regulation of GnRH release. Hamsters are seasonal rodents which are sexually active in long photoperiod and quiescent in short… CONTINUE READING
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