Calcium Currents and Hormone Secretion in the Rat Pituitary Gonadotroph

  • Andres Stutzin
  • Stanko S. Stojilkovic
  • Kevin J. Catt
  • Eduardo Rojas
Part of the Series of the Centro de Estudios Científicos de Santiago book series (SCEC)


The release of pituitary gonadotrophin hormones, luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is specifically stimulated by the decapeptide gonadotro-phin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which is secreted from the hypothalamus and is borne by blood to the pituitary gland.


Luteinizing Hormone Pituitary Cell Calcium Current Pituitary Gonadotroph Disperse Pituitary Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andres Stutzin
    • 1
  • Stanko S. Stojilkovic
    • 2
  • Kevin J. Catt
    • 2
  • Eduardo Rojas
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney DiseasesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Endocrinology and Reproduction Research Branch, National Institute of Child and Human DevelopmentNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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