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Growth hormone response to thyrotrophin releasing hormone in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome
Recent clinical studies have suggested that women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may have disturbances of growth hormone (GH) kinetics and the GH/insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I system. The knowledge that in ...
Leptin in human reproduction
The recent discovery of the obese (ob) gene has provided new insight into the mechanism which controls body fat mass. Leptin, a product of the ob gene, serves as the link between fat and the brain. This protein, by acting ...
Development and application of competitive ELISA assays for rat LH and FSH
Rat LH (rLH) and FSH (rFSH) were measured by sensitive and specific competition ELISAs. The rat LH ELISA used rLH-I-9 coated plates, an antiserum against rLH and an antibody against rabbit IgG labeled with peroxidase. Using ...