What is it about?
Gonadotrophin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) is a novel hypothalamic neuropeptide that was discovered in birds as an inhibitory factor for gonadotrophin release. RFamide-related peptide (RFRP) is a mammalian GnIH orthologue that inhibits gonadotrophin synthesis and release in mammals through actions on gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurones and gonadotrophs, mediated via the GnIH receptor (GnIH-R), GPR147. On the other hand, hypothalamic kisspeptin provokes the release of GnRH from the hypothalamus.
Why is it important?
Goat, a short-day seasonal breeder , is an excellent animal model for understanding the interaction of RFRP and kisspeptin for optimal reproductive functioning.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Mohammad Reza Namavar