Medical Physiology, 3rd Edition


Books and Reviews

Adashi EY, Rock JA, Rosenwaks Z. Reproductive Endocrinology, Surgery and Technology. Lippincott-Raven: Philadelphia; 1996.

de Kretser DM, Robertson DM, Risbridger GP. Recent advances in the physiology of human inhibin. J Endocrinol Invest. 1990;13:611–624.

Dufau ML. The luteinizing hormone receptor. Annu Rev Physiol. 1998;60:461–496.

Gregory SJ, Kaiser UB. Regulation of gonadotropins by inhibin and activin. Semin Reprod Med. 2004;22(3):253–267.

Hsueh AJ, Billig H, Tsafriri A. Ovarian follicle atresia: A hormonally controlled apoptotic process. Endocr Rev. 1994;15:707–724.

Jones RE. Human Reproductive Biology. Academic Press: San Diego; 1997.

Marshall WA, Tanner JM. Puberty. Plenum: New York; 1986:171–209. Falkner F, Tanner JM. Human Growth. vol 2.

Masters WH, Johnson VE. Human Sexual Response. Little, Brown: Boston; 1966.

Melmed S, Polonsky KS, Larsen PR, Kronenberg HM. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 12th ed. Saunders: Philadelphia; 2011.

Muttukrishna S, Tannetta D, Groome N, Sargent I. Activin and follistatin in female reproduction. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2004;225(1–2):45–56.

Strauss JF, Barbieri RL. Yen and Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology. Saunders: Philadelphia; 2009.

Woodruff TK, Mather JP. Inhibin, activin and the female reproductive axis. Annu Rev Physiol. 1995;57:214–244.

Journal Articles

Erickson GF, Wang C, Hsueh AJW. FSH induction of functional LH receptors in granulosa cells cultured in a chemically defined medium. Nature. 1979;279:336–338.

Fiddes JC, Goodman HM. The gene encoding the common alpha subunit of the four human glycoprotein hormones. J Mol Appl Genet. 1981;1:3–18.

Russell DL, Robker RL. Molecular mechanisms of ovulation: Co-ordination through the cumulus complex. Hum Reprod Update. 2007;13:289–312.

Ryan KJ. Granulosa-thecal cell interaction in ovarian steroidogenesis. J Steroid Biochem. 1979;11:799–800.

Schwanzel-Fukuda M, Pfaff DW. Origin of luteinizing hormone–releasing hormone neurons. Nature. 1989;338:161–164.

Veldhuis JD, Dufau ML. Estradiol modulates the pulsatile secretion of bioactive luteinizing hormone in vivo. J Clin Invest. 1987;80:631–638.





Upper motor neuron



Significantly impaired

Lower motor neuron



Less impaired