About this Research Topic
Despite the well accepted dogma that reproduction is mainly under stimulatory control from GnRH, peptides such as kisspeptins, GnIH and neurokinins have all been shown to play an active part in either stimulating and/or inhibiting the reproductive axis. Seasonal breeders rely on various environmental and internal cues to initiate and/or terminate reproduction, and these signals need to be further translated and integrated to generate the appropriate neuroendocrine response. By presenting different models ranging from fish, to birds and mammals, this research topic intends to help understand how external and internal stimuli are perceived, integrated and able to modulate various neuropeptides to ultimately control the reproductive axis.
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