Role of endogenous opiates in glucoprivic inhibition of the luteinizing hormone surge and fos expression by preoptic gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurones in ovariectomized steroid-primed female rats.

@article{Briski1998RoleOE,
  title={Role of endogenous opiates in glucoprivic inhibition of the luteinizing hormone surge and fos expression by preoptic gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurones in ovariectomized steroid-primed female rats.},
  author={Karen P Briski and Paul William Sylvester},
  journal={Journal of neuroendocrinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={10 10},
  pages={
          769-76
        }
}
In female mammals, the preovulatory luteinizing hormone (LH) 'surge' elicits ovulation and the subsequent transformation of Graafian follicles into corpora lutea, and is thus a critical component of successful reproduction. In light of evidence that this surge is impaired as a consequence of caloric restriction, the following experiments utilized pharmacological strategies to determine whether glucose substrate homeostasis influences the magnitude and/or duration of this pivotal hormonal event… CONTINUE READING