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GnRH Subgroups: A Microarchitecture

  • J. C. King
  • B. S. Rubin
Part of the Serono Symposia, USA book series (SERONOSYMP)

Abstract

GnRH cell bodies, as revealed by immunocytochemistry, are small fusiform cells with smooth or irregular profiles (Fig. 10.1). They are primarily bipolar (6 × 16 µm) or unipolar (6.5 × 10 µm) although a proportion of cells appear to be tripolar or apolar (1). Processes derived from the cells display a beaded or varicose appearance shortly after emerging from the cell body. Secondary processes originate from these primary processes (Fig. 10.1); collateralization is a common feature of these cells. The diffuse distribution of scattered GnRH cell bodies within the basal forebrain exhibits no clearly distinct organizational pattern. However, studies in our laboratory using computerized techniques, and which will be presented later in this paper, do reveal an organizational scheme of GnRH cells in the rat.

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Basal Forebrain Median Eminence Preoptic Area Pituitary Stalk GnRH Neuron 
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  • B. S. Rubin

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