alexa The regulation of gonadotropin release by neurohormones and gonadal steroids in the African catfish, Clarias gariepinus
Agri and Aquaculture

Agri and Aquaculture

Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal

Author(s): R De Leeuw

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The secretion of gonadotropic hormone (GTH) from the pituitary of teleosts is considered to be regulated by neuropeptides and neuroamines of cerebral origin and steroid hormones from the gonads. This paper reviews our studies concerning the control of GTH release in the African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. It was demonstrated that luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) stimulates GTH release and that the gonadotropin release-inhibiting activity of dopamine is restricted to the LHRH-induced GTH release. With regard to the inhibitory action of steroid hormones on GTH release, a hypothesis was postulated which links together the inhibitory actions of dopamines and gonadal steroids. According to this hypothesis, only aromatizable androgens should feed back on the release of GTH and the effects of catecholestrogens and dopamine on GTH release should be comparable.

This article was published in Aquaculture and referenced in Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal

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