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Growth hormone (GH) and reproduction : a review

Abstract : Interaction between growth and reproduction occurs in many vertebrates and is particularly obvious at certain stages of the life cycle in fish. Endocrine interactions between the gonadotropic axis and the somatotropic axis are described, the potential role of GH being emphasised. A comparative analysis of these phenomena in mammals, amphibians and fish, suggests a specific role of GH in the physiology of puberty, gametogenesis and fertility. It also shows the original contribution made by studies on the fish model in this field of investigations.
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Florence Le Gac, Océane Blaise, Alexis Fostier, Pierre-Yves Le Bail, M. Loir, et al.. Growth hormone (GH) and reproduction : a review. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, Springer Verlag, 1993, 11, pp.219-232. ⟨10.1007/BF00004569⟩. ⟨hal-02715015⟩

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