Vol. 36 (3) 2015 Neuro endocrinology letters

Effects of LPS injection on the hypothalamic and testicular mRNA expression levels of reproductive factors in male rats.

OBJECTIVES: In the hypothalamus, kisspeptin and RFamide-related peptide (RFRP) regulate gonadotropin-releasing hormone expression. Kisspeptin and RFRP are also found in the testes and might play roles in steroidogenesis and spermatogenesis.

DESIGN AND RESULTS: The present study demonstrated that the hypothalamic .....