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ea0022s6.1 | Neuroendocrine control of reproduction | ECE2010

Sexual differentiation of hypothalamic Kiss1 neurons

Kauffman Alexander

The status of the neuroendocrine reproductive axis differs between various stages of development and adulthood, and also differs between the sexes, including earlier onset of sexual maturation in females than males and the ability to generate a preovulatory gonadotropin surge in adult females but not adult males. The reproductive axis is controlled by various hormonal and neural pathways that converge upon forebrain GnRH neurons, and many of the developmental and sex differenc...