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bp0001redr9 | (1) | REDR1980

Basic neuroendocrine events before puberty in cattle, sheep and pigs

Pelletier J , Carrez-Camous S , Thiery JC

Summary. Neuroendocrine events before puberty are compared in male and female cattle, sheep and pigs. The patterns of secretion of gonadotrophin, the age-related LH responses to castration or LH-RH administration and the effects of prolonged steroid treatment give information about the maturity of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. It appears that in all three species the mechanisms involved in the expression of puberty are progressive rather than abrupt events....

bp0003rdr22 | Regulation of Gonadotrophin Secretion | REDR1994

Dopaminergic control of LH secretion by the Al5 nucleus in anoestrous ewes

Thiery JC , Gayrard V , Le Corre S , Viguié C , Martin GB , Chemineau P , Malpaux B

Annual variations in the secretion of LH are responsible for seasonal changes in ovulatory activity in ewes. This hormonal pattern reflects an increase in the intensity of the negative feedback exerted by oestradiol under long days. Neuro-pharmacological studies have shown that this inhibition of LH secretion involves activation of catecholaminergic systems from preoptic and mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH) by oestradiol during anoestrus, and that 5-hydroxytryptamine inputs may a...