Neuropeptides, Neurotransmitters, Neurosteroids, and the Onset of Puberty

  title={Neuropeptides, Neurotransmitters, Neurosteroids, and the Onset of Puberty},
  author={A. Genazzani and F. Bernardi and P. Monteleone and S. Luisi and M. Luisi},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • A. Genazzani, F. Bernardi, +2 authors M. Luisi
  • Published 2000
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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