The Physiological Actions of LHRH — Evidence from the Hypogonadal (hpg) Mouse

  • H. M. Charlton
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)


The ultimate actions of a hormone can vary at different times during development and also at different sites in the body at any particular point in time. Provided that there is provision to prevent an overproduction of hormone from one site causing inappropriate physiological function at other sites then there is no reason to deny that the same molecule may indeed have widely disparate final actions at different sites in the body. The varied geography of the sites of somatostatin production and the different end physiological functions of this tetradecapeptide are a case in point.


Preoptic Area Multiple Daily Injection Medial Preoptic Area Foetal Testis LHRH Receptor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. Charlton
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  1. 1.Dept of Human AnatomyUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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