Neural actions of luteinizing hormone and human chorionic gonadotropin.

  title={Neural actions of luteinizing hormone and human chorionic gonadotropin.},
  author={Zhemin Lei and Ch Venkateswara Rao},
  journal={Seminars in reproductive medicine},
  volume={19 1},
Luteinizing hormone (LH) and its homologue, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), are able to elicit multiple effects in the central nervous system (CNS) through binding to their receptors. Specific receptors for LH/hCG have been identified in the hippocampus, dentate gyrus, hypothalamus, cortex, brain stem, area postrema, cerebellum, choroid plexus, ependymal cells, glial cells, neural retina, pituitary gland, and neuron processes of the spinal cord. Neurotropic effects of LH and hCG have been… CONTINUE READING