• J. A. H. Wass
Conference paper
Part of the Neuroendocrine Perspectives book series (NEUROENDOCRINE, volume 6)


Synthesis and release of the gonadotropins are dependent on the frequent, regular, pulsatile release of hypothalamic gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), which is in turn modulated by feedback effects of gonadal hormones including both steroids and peptides. Differential secretion of LH and FSH is related, at least in part, to different feedback mechanisms. The predominant feedback on LH is via gonadal steroids, whereas recent studies have demonstrated that FSH control can be exerted independently by the gonadal peptide inhibin.


Gonadal Steroid Gonadal Hormone GnRH Receptor Gonadotropin Secretion GnRH Pulse 
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