PMID: 38297Jan 1, 1978

Feedback control of pineal function by reproductive hormones--a neuroendocrine paradigm

Journal of Neural Transmission. Supplementum
D P Cardinali, M I Vacas

Abstract

Secretions from the pineal gland participate in the control of reproductive function. In turn gonadal steroids, gonadotrophins and prolactin modify pineal metabolic activity and change the rate of synthesis of pineal hormones. The article reviews the major observations made regarding the pineal gland and its innervating neurons as target tissues for reproductive steroid and hypophyseal hormones.

Related Concepts

Metabolic Process, Cellular
PRL
Sympathetic Nervous System
Neurons
Estradiol, (16 alpha,17 beta)-Isomer
Melatonin
Neurosecretory Systems
Pituitary Gonadotropins
Norepinephrine, (+, -)-Isomer
Reproductive Function

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