Endocrine Grand Rounds

An Update on the Neurobiology that Underlies the Timing of Puberty



Date
May 15, 2015
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Speaker(s)
Tony Plant, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Location
1195 BST Conference Room
Category
School of Medicine- Medicine- Endocrinology & Metabolism
Contact
Kelli Lange
Conference Coordinator


412-648-8630
kal134@pitt.edu
Description

The attendee will be able to:

1. Understand the concept of hypothalamic GnRH pulse generation and its regulation during postnatal development.

2. Examine the rational for the view that KISS1, the gene encoding kisspeptin, is  GnRH pulse generating gene- NOT a puberty gene!

3. Explore the emerging idea that Zinc-finger protein mediated transcriptional repression holds the GnRH generatio in check during childhood.