Expression of chemokine CXCL10 in dendritic-cell-like S100[beta]-positive cells in rat anterior pituitary
We extracted whole RNA from the rat anterior pituitary
tissue using TRIzol lysis solution (Takara Company, Japan) according to the manufacturer's instructions, and synthesized cDNA using a PrimeScriptA(r) RT kit (Takara Company, Japan).
Dopamine infusion and anterior pituitary
gland function in very low birth weight infants.
Alison Kilgour's eight-year old son Lliam has panhypopituitarism - a condition of inadequate or absent production of the anterior pituitary
However, they may also lead to anterior pituitary
functional disorders, extrasellar enlargement, and visual loss (10).
Lactotrophs, representing about 20% of the cells encompassing the anterior pituitary
and found in its lateral portion, secrete prolactin .
It is secreted by glandular cells (lactotroph cells) from the anterior pituitary
In case of incomplete differentiation of anterior pituitary
gland, one or more of these hormones may be affected, causing combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) .
An MRI showed only an anterior pituitary
hypoplasia, while those for patients with genetic GHD generally reveal a normal or hypoplastic pituitary gland without abnormalities of the hypothalamus, pituitary dystopia, agenesis of the pituitary gland, or thinning or interruption of the pituitary stalk .
For comparative analysis, the 30 nonadenomatous anterior pituitary
samples were processed into TMAs as well, together with 55 PIT-1-positive, 22 gonadotroph, and 82 nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas.
This hypothesis was partly supported by reports showing that infusion of SCFA into blood, and/or an increase of SCFA in the medium bathing the anterior pituitary
gland cells, suppressed GHRH-induced GH release [4-6].
GnRH triggers the anterior pituitary
gland to secrete follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which in turn initiates development of the follicle containing the oocyte, leading toward ovulation: the oocyte begins to mature, and the granulosa cells start secreting estrogen.
In response to signals from the hypothalamus, the anterior pituitary
produces and secretes trophic hormones, which are hormones that have a growth effect on the organs or tissues they are targeting.
(1) They may secrete anterior pituitary
hormones, in which case they are heralded by endocrine symptoms, or be functionally silent, when they often present with signs and symptoms associated with compression of local structures.
An MRI of her pituitary gland showed a small anterior pituitary
and the other pituitary hormones were within the normal range.