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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Jul 11;371(4):756-61. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2008.04.146. Epub 2008 May 6.

Globular adiponectin inhibits GnRH secretion from GT1-7 hypothalamic GnRH neurons by induction of hyperpolarization of membrane potential.

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Shanghai Clinical Center for Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Shanghai Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Endocrine Tumors, Endocrine and Metabolic Division, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China.


Reproduction is accurately regulated by metabolic states in mammals. Adiponectin regulates luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion in the pituitary and energy homeostasis in the hypothalamus. We further investigated the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion regulation by adiponectin and its related molecular and electrophysiological mechanisms. The results showed that adiponectin receptors (AdipR1 and 2) were expressed in GT1-7 cells derived from hypothalamus neurons. GnRH secretion was inhibited via activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Moreover, we revealed that hyperpolarization of plasma membrane potentials and reduction of calcium influx was also caused by adiponectin.

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