Melatonin stimulates the release of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone by the avian hypothalamus.

@article{Chowdhury2010MelatoninST,
  title={Melatonin stimulates the release of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone by the avian hypothalamus.},
  author={Vishwajit S Chowdhury and Kazutoshi Yamamoto and Takayoshi Ubuka and George E. Bentley and Atsuhiko Hattori and Kazuyoshi Tsutsui},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={151 1},
  pages={271-80}
}
Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH), a neuropeptide that inhibits gonadotropin synthesis and release, was first identified in quail hypothalamus. GnIH acts on the pituitary and GnRH neurons in the hypothalamus via GnIH receptor to inhibit gonadal development and maintenance. In addition, GnIH neurons express melatonin receptor and melatonin induces GnIH expression in the quail brain. Thus, it seems that melatonin is a key factor controlling GnIH neural function. In the present study, we… CONTINUE READING
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