Urocortin and corticotropin-releasing factor receptor expression in normal cycling human ovaries.

@article{Muramatsu2001UrocortinAC,
  title={Urocortin and corticotropin-releasing factor receptor expression in normal cycling human ovaries.},
  author={Yasunari Muramatsu and N Sugino and Takashi Suzuki and Kazuhito Totsune and Kazuhiro Takahashi and Ayumu Tashiro and Minoru Hongo and Yutaka Oki and Hironobu Sasano},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2001},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={1362-9}
}
Urocortin is a member of the CRF neuropeptide family and has a 43% homology to CRF in amino acid sequence. Urocortin has been found to bind with high affinity to CRF receptors. CRF has been detected in the human ovary and has been demonstrated to suppress ovarian steroidogenesis in vitro. In this study we examined urocortin and CRF receptor expression in normal cycling human ovaries, using immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR. Normal cycling human ovaries were obtained at oophorectomy and… CONTINUE READING

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