The juvenile-peripubertal transition period in the female rat: establishment of a diurnal pattern of pulsatile luteinizing hormone secretion.

@article{Urbanski1985TheJT,
  title={The juvenile-peripubertal transition period in the female rat: establishment of a diurnal pattern of pulsatile luteinizing hormone secretion.},
  author={Henryk F. Urbanski and Sergio R. Ojeda},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={1985},
  volume={117 2},
  pages={644-9}
}
Previous descriptions of pulsatile LH release in immature female rats have been mostly inaccurate because of infrequent blood sampling, discontinuous and unbalanced blood replacement procedures, and possibly because of the use of a heterologous RIA. The present study was undertaken to circumvent these problems and to characterize more precisely the changes in episodic LH secretion previously observed during the juvenile-peripubertal transitional period (27-38 days of age). Changes in LH levels… CONTINUE READING