The GnRH System of Seasonal Breeders: Anatomy and Plasticity

  title={The GnRH System of Seasonal Breeders: Anatomy and Plasticity},
  author={M. Lehman and R. L. Goodman and F. Karsch and G. L. Jackson and H. Jansen},
  journal={Brain Research Bulletin},
  • M. Lehman, R. L. Goodman, +2 authors H. Jansen
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Brain Research Bulletin
  • Seasonal breeders, such as sheep and hamsters, by virtue of their annual cycles of reproduction, represent valuable models for the study of plasticity in the adult mammalian neuroendocrine brain. A major factor responsible for the occurrence of seasonal reproductive transitions is a striking change in the responsiveness of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons to the inhibitory effects of gonadal steroids. However, the neural circuitry mediating these seasonal changes is still… CONTINUE READING
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