Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone (LHRH) Neuronal System: From Basic to Clinical
Serge Rivest and Leonello Cusan / Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology
CHUL Research Center and Laval University
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List of Abbreviations
AII angiotensin II
ACTH adrenocorticotrophin hormone
ARC arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus
CAB complete androgen blockade
CNS central nervous system
CRF corticotropin-releasing factor system
DBB diagonal band of broca
DHEA-S dehydropiandrosterone sulfate
DSIP d-sleep-inducible peptide
DNA deoxyribonucleic acids
EOP endogenous opioid peptide
ER estrogen receptors
GnRH gonadotropin-releasing hormone
HDL high-density lipoprotein
hnRNA heteronuclear ribonucleic acid
HPA hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis
HPG hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis
IEGs immediate-early genes
IL-1 interleukin-1 ((or b)
IL-1R1 type I IL-1 receptor
LDL low-density lipoprotein
LH luteinizing hormone
LHRH luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone
LHRH-R LHRH receptor
ME median eminence
MM premammillary nucleus
MPA medroxyprogesterone acetate
MPN medial preoptic nucleus
mRNA messenger ribonucleic acids
MS medial septum
NDGA nor-dihydroguaiaretic acid
NPY neuropeptide Y
OVLT organum vasculosum of the lamina terminalis
PGE2 prostaglandin of E2 type
PGs eicosanoid prostaglandins
PSA prostate-specific antigen
PVN paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus
SCN suprachiasmatic nucleus
TPA 12-O-tetradecanoyl phorbol-13-acetate, an AP-1 response element
TRUS transrectal ultrasonography
WGA lectin wheat germ agglutinin