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Localization of LHRH in neurons in frog brain (Rana pipiens and Rana catesbeiana).

Hypothalamic extracts from frogs (Rana pipiens) were found to contain a significant quantity of immunoreactive LHRH (3.27 +/- 0.63 ng/hypothalamus) (mean +/- SE) measured by radioimmunoassay. In additional radioimmunoassay studies of gross brain LHRH distribution in R. pipiens and R. catesbeiana, 16% of the total frog brain LHRH was located within the telencephalon-septum-optic chiasm regions while the remainder was distributed within the infundibular hypothalamic-pituitary complex. Immunohistochemical studies using the peroxidase-anti-peroxidase (PAP) unlabeled antibody enzyme technique demonstrated the presence of LHRH selectively within some neuronal perikarya located primarily in the median septal nucleus. Fibers containing immunoreactive LHRH were seen in the vicinity of these neuronal cell bodies and in the medial and lateral septal nuclei. In addition, LHRH-containing fibers extended to the median eminence and posterior pituitary, transversing a course beneath the preoptic recess or through the medial forebrain bundle, and then through the lateral infundibular hypothalamus to enter the median eminence bilaterally. LHRH within the median eminence was located in both the inner subependymal and outer glandular zones. On the basis of earlier physiological studies, it is proposed that this LHRH-peptidergic septo-infundibular pathway is involved in control of cyclic gonadotropin activity in the frog.[1]

References

  1. Localization of LHRH in neurons in frog brain (Rana pipiens and Rana catesbeiana). Alpert, L.C., Brawer, J.R., Jackson, I.M., Reichlin, S. Endocrinology (1976) [Pubmed]
 
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