Peptide-Steroid Interactions in the Modulation of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis

  • L. Martini
  • D. Dondi
  • P. Limonta
  • R. Maggi
  • M. Motta
  • F. Piva
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 219)


It is now clear that the hypothalamic-pituitary axis is controlled not only by the classical neurotransmitters (e.g., norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin, etc.), but also by a large series of newly discovered peptides. Among the peptides involved in the control of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, a special role is certainly played by the opioids.


Luteinizing Hormone Opioid Receptor Estrous Cycle Prolactin Secretion Gonadotropin Secretion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Martini
    • 1
  • D. Dondi
    • 1
  • P. Limonta
    • 1
  • R. Maggi
    • 1
  • M. Motta
    • 1
  • F. Piva
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EndocrinologyUniversity of MilanoMilanoItaly

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