Stimulation of pro-opiomelanocortin gene expression by glucocorticoids in the denervated rat intermediate pituitary gland.


The effect of frontal deafferentation of the medial basal hypothalamus on pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) gene expression was studied in the intermediate lobe (IL) and anterior lobe (AL) of the pituitary gland in the absence and presence of corticosterone (CORT). The lesion in the basal hypothalamus removed neural inputs to the IL and induced the glucocorticoid… (More)