Ontogeny of the sensitizing effect of oestradiol and luteinizing hormone releasing hormone on the anterior pituitary gland of the female rat.

The ontogeny of the facilitatory effect of oestradiol and luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LH-RH) on the responsiveness of the anterior pituitary gland to LH-RH has been studied in vitro using pituitary glands from female rats age 15, 17, 20, 31, 35 and 38 days. The facilitatory effect of oestradiol was already well established by day 15, while the… CONTINUE READING