Hypothalamic laterality in regulating gonadotropic function: Unilateral hypothalamic lesion and ovarian compensatory hypertrophy

Masaru Fukuda, Korehito Yamanouchi, Yumiko Nakano, Hiroshi Furuya, Yasumasa Arai

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    Regardless of the side of hemiovariectomy, unilateral lesion placed in the right-side medial anterior hypothalamus suppressed ovarian compensatory hypertrophy, but the lesion made in the left side failed to suppress it. This suggests the presence of a hypothalamic laterality in regulating gonadotropin secretion.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)365-370
    Number of pages6
    JournalNeuroscience Letters
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1984 Oct 26



    • anterior hypothalamus
    • gonadotropin
    • hypothalamic lesion
    • laterality
    • ovarian compensatory hypertrophy
    • rat

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Neuroscience(all)

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