[Frontiers in Bioscience 1, e1-8, January 1, 1996]
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CORTICOTROPIN RELEASING HORMONE (CRH) IN NORMAL AND PREGNANT UTERUS: PHYSIOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS

Zoumakis E, Makrigiannakis A, Margioris A, Stournaras C, Gravanis A

Departments of Pharmacology, Clinical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medical School, University of Crete, Iraklion 71110, Greece

Received 11/2/95; Accepted 12/14/95; On-line1/1/96



Key Words: Uterus, Corticotropin releasing hormone

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction
2. CRH in plasma
3. CRH binding protein
4. CRH receptors
5. CRH in reproductive tissues
5.1. Testes
5.2. Ovaries
6. CRH in the pregnant uterus
6.1. Placenta
6.2. Decidua
7. CRH in the non-pregnant uterus
7.1. Expression and localization of endometrial CRH
7.2. Potential physiological implications of endometrial CRH
8. Summary
9. References
10.Entire manuscript