Steroid effects on secretion from subsets of lactotrophs: role of folliculo-stellate cells and annexin 1.
Prolactin secretion is controlled by the hypothalamus, and by circulating steroids; oestrogens stimulate, but glucocorticoids inhibit prolactin release. Lactotrophs express intracellular receptors for oestrogens, but apparently not glucocorticoids. Therefore, a genomic effect of oestrogens could be direct, but that of glucocorticoids appears to be indirect. Lactotrophs are not a homogeneous cell population: some have large irregular dense-cored vesicles, others have small round vesicles, but ...Expand abstract
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