Photoperiod-dependent regulation of inhibin in Siberian hamsters: I. Ovarian inhibin production and secretion.

@article{Kenny2002PhotoperioddependentRO,
  title={Photoperiod-dependent regulation of inhibin in Siberian hamsters: I. Ovarian inhibin production and secretion.},
  author={Hilary A Kenny and Daniel J Bernard and Teresa H. Horton and Teresa K. Woodruff},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={2002},
  volume={174 1},
  pages={71-83}
}
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) stimulates ovarian follicle development and the production of protein hormones including inhibin A and inhibin B. The inhibins are dimeric proteins (alpha-beta(A) or alpha-beta(B)) secreted by growing follicles that suppress FSH in a classical endocrine negative feedback loop. Siberian hamsters, Phodopus sungorus, exhibit seasonal variation in FSH levels. Given the role of inhibin in FSH regulation, we hypothesized that ovarian inhibin expression differs… CONTINUE READING