Stimulation of prolactin secretion by taurine, a neurally depressant amino acid.

@article{Scheibel1980StimulationOP,
  title={Stimulation of prolactin secretion by taurine, a neurally depressant amino acid.},
  author={Jens H. Scheibel and Ted H. Elsasser and J. G. Ondo},
  journal={Neuroendocrinology},
  year={1980},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={350-4}
}
The neurally depressant amino acid taurine and related metabolites were tested for their ability to alter prolactin (PRL) secretion in conscious, unrestrained male rats. The intraventricular infusion of taurine (0.2 and 2.0 mumol) elicited a significant increase in PRL secretion. Hypotaurine (0.2 and 2.0 mumol), cysteic acid (2.0 mumol), mannitol (2.0 mumol) and 0.9% saline were ineffective in altering PRL secretion. When infused directly into the pituitary of conscious, unrestrained male rats… CONTINUE READING