Temporal phase relation of circadian neural oscillations alters rfamide-related peptide-3 and testicular function in the mouse

Sumit Sethi, Kazuyoshi Tsutsui, Chandra Mohini Chaturvedi

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    In order to study the effect of the temporal synergism of neural oscillations on reproductive regulation and the response of RFamide-related peptide-3 (RFRP-3; a mammalian ortholog of avian gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone), expression of immunoreactive RFRP-3 in the neurons of the dorsomedial nucleus of the hypothalamus was monitored in sexually immature and mature laboratory mice (study I). In study II, the effects of serotonin and dopamine precursors (5-hydroxytryptophan and L-dihydroxyphenylalanine; injected daily, 8 or 12 h apart, for 13 days in 3-week-old mice) on testicular activity and immunoreactive RFRP-3 neurons were studied until 24 days after treatment. Results indicate high levels of expression of immunoreactive RFRP-3 in the sexually immature and 8-hour mice (simulating gonadal suppression), while a low level was noted in mature and 12-hour mice (simulating gonadal stimulation). These findings not only suggest the modulation of gonadal development in mice (during the course of puberty attainment) by changing the temporal phase relation of serotonergic and dopaminergic oscillations (as in some seasonally breeding species), but also demonstrate an inverse correlation of RFRP-3 neurons and gonadal activity in both control and experimental conditions.

    本文言語English
    ページ(範囲)189-199
    ページ数11
    ジャーナルNeuroendocrinology
    91
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    DOI
    出版ステータスPublished - 2010 3

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 内分泌学
    • 内分泌学、糖尿病および代謝内科学
    • 内分泌系および自律システム
    • 細胞および分子神経科学

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