Explain the gonadotropic hormones (gth), Science

Explain the Gonadotropic Hormones (GTH):

There are two gonadotropic hormones which regulate gonadal functions. They are follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Both of the hormones are secreted from gonadotrops of anterior pituitary gland. FSH contains 204 amino acids and is a glycoprotein. It has distinct functions in case of males and females. In males, FSH stimulates growth of the germinal epithelium in the testes, thus promoting the development of sperm. While in case of females, it initiates growth of the follicles in the ovaries.

It also helps to cause the ovaries to secrete oestrogen, one of the female sex hormones. LH in females joins with FSH to cause oestrogen and progesterone secretion. It also causes the follicle to rupture, allowing the ovum to pass into abdominal cavity and then through a fallopian tube. LH also helps in the formation of corpus luteurn (hence the name luteinizing hormone) which secretes progesterone. In the males, LH causes the leydig cells of testes to secrete testosterone, the male sex hormone. Hence, through its gonadotropic hormones, anterior pituitary controls the secretion of male and female sex hormones (gonadal hormones).

Posted Date: 5/17/2013 6:23:00 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Explain the gonadotropic hormones (gth), Assignment Help, Ask Question on Explain the gonadotropic hormones (gth), Get Answer, Expert's Help, Explain the gonadotropic hormones (gth) Discussions

Write discussion on Explain the gonadotropic hormones (gth)
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
INTRODUCTION : In this activity, your Counsellor will perform some experiments illustrating the principles behind some of the disposal procedures. These principles are given below

what are the different types ofnursing responsibilities in lab test

Mechanical Analysis of soil texture Mechanical analysis is actually the particle size analysis which is done to determine the amount of various separates or the groups of part

What''s electricity and what dangers, can heat cause?

describe the factor which decide the broad area of scientific activity?

Long Refractory period - Properties of a Beating Heart Refractory period is the period during which a stimulus fails to evoke a response. In a beating heart, if an external sti

What kind of energy does a ball have while moving in the air?

Q.How does the atmosphere act as a blanket? The atmosphere acts as a blanket by performing the following functions: (a) It keeps the average temperature of the Earth fairly c

(a) What are Agent-based models?  What are turtles and patches? How are turtles programmed in netlogo? If you have a background in computer programming or if you are brave, play ar

what is the weigt on earth of an object that has a mass of 22 kg?