Journal article

Negative feedback regulation of the secretion and actions of gonadotropin-releasing hormone in males

AJ Tilbrook, IJ Clarke

BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2001

Abstract

This minireview considers the state of knowledge regarding the interactions of testicular hormones to regulate the secretion and actions of GnRH in males, with special focus on research conducted in rams and male rhesus monkeys. In these two species, LH secretion is under the negative feedback regulation of testicular steroids that act predominantly within the central nervous system to suppress GnRH secretion. The extent to which these actions of testicular steroids result from the direct actions of testosterone or its primary metabolites, estradiol or dihydrotestosterone, is unclear. Because GnRH neurons do not contain steroid receptors, the testicular steroids must influence GnRH neurons v..

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