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The role of nitric oxide in the hypothalamic control of LHRH and oxytocin release, sexual behavior and aging of the LHRH and oxytocin neurons.

@article{Caka2006TheRO,
  title={The role of nitric oxide in the hypothalamic control of LHRH and oxytocin release, sexual behavior and aging of the LHRH and oxytocin neurons.},
  author={Jarosław Całka},
  journal={Folia histochemica et cytobiologica},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={
          3-12
        }
}
  • J. Całka
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Folia histochemica et cytobiologica
Nitric oxide (NO) affects reproductive processes both at the level of the brain and reproductive tract and this review is focused on its role as an essential regulator of the hypothalamic control of reproduction. The data gathered indicate that glutamate stimulates noradrenergic neurons which subsequently activate NO-ergic cells via alpha1-adrenergic receptors. The released NO diffuses into luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) terminals where it triggers LHRH secretion by activation of… 

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