Topographical and ontogenetic study of the neurons producing growth hormone-releasing factor in human hypothalamus

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_B5E6E02BB11B
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Topographical and ontogenetic study of the neurons producing growth hormone-releasing factor in human hypothalamus
Périodique
Regulatory Peptides
Auteur(s)
Bloch  B., Gaillard  R. C., Brazeau  P., Lin  H. D., Ling  N.
ISSN
0167-0115 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/1984
Volume
8
Numéro
1
Pages
21-31
Notes
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. --- Old month value: Jan
Résumé
Neurons producing growth hormone-releasing factor have been characterized and analyzed by immunohistochemistry in the hypothalami of human fetuses, neonates, infants and adults, using two antibodies against human pancreatic GRF (hpGRF). One of the antibodies recognized both the hpGRF(1-40)OH and hpGRF(1-44)NH2 in the mid portion (between the 28th and 39th amino acid), the other one specifically recognized the C-terminal end of hpGRF(1-44)NH2. These two antibodies stain a single neuronal system with cell bodies mainly located in the infundibular (arcuate) nucleus, and in the ventromedial and lateralis tuber nuclei. These neurons project to the median eminence where they give numerous endings in contact with portal vessels. These neurons are distinct from those containing LH-RH, somatostatin, CRF or pro-opiocortin. In fetuses, neurons immunoreactive with hpGRF antibodies are first detected at the 29th week. They display a neuroblastic aspect which persists after birth. Immunoreactive fibers are detectable in the median eminence after the 31st week. These results demonstrate that the infundibular nucleus plays a major role in control of GH secretion in man and that secretion of GRF appears late during fetal life; this suggests that the first stages of differentiation and development of GH producing cells in the human fetus do not depend on hypothalamic GRF secretion.
Mots-clé
Adult Aged Arcuate Nucleus/analysis/growth & development Female Fetus/physiology Gestational Age Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone/*analysis Humans Hypothalamus, Middle/analysis/*growth & development Immunologic Techniques Infant Infant, Newborn Male Median Eminence/cytology Middle Aged Neurons/*analysis Peptide Fragments/*analysis
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Web of science
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