kisspeptin


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kisspeptin

(ˌkɪsˈpɛptɪn)
n
(Genetics) a protein molecule that is responsible for triggering the onset of puberty in humans
[C21: after the KiSS-1 gene that produces it]
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A substantial body of work implicated kisspeptin neurons as primary mediators of gonadal steroid feedback control of GnRH release in mammals, because of the colocalization of kisspeptin cells with gonadal steroid receptors (Lehman et al.
By studying mice, scientists found that kisspeptin neurons in the brain help to generate the release of the LH hormone, which is key to fertility.
A naturally occurring hormone, kisspeptin, was injected into a woman's ovaries to produce eggs.
Scientists at New Zealand's University of Otago discovered the key cellular location of signalling between a small protein known as kisspeptin and its receptor, called Gpr54.
The new technique uses the natural hormone kisspeptin to stimulate egg development instead of the usual fertility drugs (no, not a clue what that means either).
In April, the first baby was born, Heath at Hammersmith hospital, UK to Suzannah and Calum Kidd, from Hitchen, by using a new lower risk IVF treatment, Kisspeptin for induction of ovulation without the risk of ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (a clinical trial NCT01667406 led by Professor Waljit Dhillo at Imperial College London).
Updated, this edition has homeostasis highlights beginning each chapter; more art, new figures, and more electron micrographs; new questions at the ends of sections; new content on the discovery of tunneling nanotubes, the default mode network, global workspace theory, the synaptic homeostasis hypothesis, and the influence of kisspeptin signals from kiss1 neurons in the control of gonadotropin releasing hormone secretion; more on innate immunity and brown fat; and online tutorials and animations and virtual physiology labs.
Kisspeptin, a peptide that activates the kisspeptin receptor, is encoded by the KISS1 (KiSS-1 metastasis-suppressor) gene.
Impact of neonatal exposure to the ER [alpha] agonist PPT, bisphenol-A or phytoestrogens on hypothalamic kisspeptin fiber density in male and female rats.
The development of hypothalamo-neurohypophyseal system (HNS), data extrapolated from rat genome, evolution of sexual identity and sexual orientation and newer concepts in onset of puberty including role of kisspeptin provide an enormous insight in these areas.
Kisspeptin ve G protein coupled reseptor 54 (GPR54) GnRH noronlarinin pubertal aktivasyonunda onemli rol oynar.
It produces the hormone kisspeptin which helps humans and other animals go through puberty and become sexually mature.