Control of Gonadotropin and Prolactin Secretion in Rhesus Monkeys and Rodents

  • Scott C. Chappel
  • Harold G. Spies
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)


Since the pioneering work of Moore and Price (1932), it has been well documented that the ovary and anterior pituitary gland (AP) exist in a dynamic equilibrium. Simply stated, the AP secretes the gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). These glycoproteins bind to the ovary at specific receptor sites and stimulate the synthesis and secretion of ovarian steroids. These steroids travel from the ovary, through the peripheral circulation, to the AP and the hypothalamus (the area of the brain that regulates the secretions of the AP) to stimulate or inhibit further gonadotropin secretion.


Luteinizing Hormone Rhesus Monkey Luteal Phase Estrous Cycle Anterior Pituitary 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott C. Chappel
    • 1
  • Harold G. Spies
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Oregon Regional Primate Research CenterBeavertonUSA

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