Immunocytochemical Identification of LH- and FSH-Secreting Cells at the Light- and Electron-Microscope Levels

  • Claude Tougard
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)


The biochemical and functional duality of the two gonadotropic hormones, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), is a fact clearly established. The production sites of these two hormones have been studied for many years by different methods in the rat pituitary and in several other mammalian species. Nevertheless, the problem of the cellular origin of gonadotropic hormones is still controversial.


Luteinizing Hormone Follicle Stimulate Hormone Secretory Granule Gonadotropic Hormone Gonadotropic Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude Tougard
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  1. 1.Groupe de Neuroendocrinologie Cellulaire, Laboratoire de Physiologie CellulaireCollège de FranceParis 05France

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