Journal article

Interface between metabolic balance and reproduction in ruminants: Focus on the hypothalamus and pituitary

Iain J Clarke

HORMONES AND BEHAVIOR | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2014

Abstract

This article is part of a Special Issue "Energy Balance". The interface between metabolic regulators and the reproductive system is reviewed with special reference to the sheep. Even though sheep are ruminants with particular metabolic characteristics, there is a broad consensus across species in the way that the reproductive system is influenced by metabolic state. An update on the neuroendocrinology of reproduction indicates the need to account for the way that kisspeptin provides major drive to gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons and also mediates the feedback effects of gonadal steroids. The way that kisspeptin function is influenced by appetite regulating peptides (ARP) is con..

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