Neuropeptides, Neurotransmitters, Neurosteroids, and the Onset of Puberty

@article{Genazzani2000NeuropeptidesNN,
  title={Neuropeptides, Neurotransmitters, Neurosteroids, and the Onset of Puberty},
  author={Andrea R Genazzani and Francesca Bernardi and Patrizia Monteleone and Stefano Vincenzo Luisi and Michele Luisi},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={900}
}
Abstract: Puberty results from withdrawal of the “gonadostat” mechanisms and from increased gonadotropin sensitivity to GnRH. It has been hypothesized that GnRH release may be modulated by a non‐steroid‐mediated mechanism. Modifications of neuropeptides, neurotransmitters, and neurosteroids may underlie the onset of pubertal processes. Neuropeptides mainly involved in the control of GnRH release are opioids, neuropeptide Y (NPY), galanin, and corticotropin‐releasing factor (CRF), whereas… 

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