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Bruce S McEwen, Jason D Gray and Carla Nasca

conceived and confirmed by the releasing factors in the hypothalamus for pituitary hormones ( Schally et al . 1973 , Guillemin 1978 , Vale et al . 1981 ), the field of neuroendocrinology has flourished. At the same time, steroid hormones were shown to

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Clive W Coen

neuroendocrinology. The paradigm-shifting notion that blood passes down the portal vessels from the median eminence at the base of the hypothalamus into the anterior pituitary gland was finally confirmed when Green & Harris (1949) observed the direction of red

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Alan G Watts

Studentship in Anatomy. He then held positions in Cambridge University's Department of Anatomy and then the Physiological Laboratory before moving in 1952 to the newly created Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Maudsley Hospital in South London. Geoffrey

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Tony M Plant

needed revitalization to the study of GnRH neuroendocrinology, a field that had begun to stagnate in the 1990s. Neuroendocrine control of ovarian cycles In spontaneously ovulating species of mammal, the typical ovarian cycle is characterized by the

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David R Grattan

' prescient predictions, we still have a lot of work to do to understand the hypothalamo-prolactin system. Footnote This paper is part of a thematic review section on 60 years of neuroendocrinology. The Guest Editors for this section were Ashley Grossman and

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Ashley Grossman

supported by extensive precise experimental studies, establishing once and for all how the brain may influence endocrine function, a true ‘paradigm shift’ in our understanding, and forming the basis of the new science, neuroendocrinology. As noted in the

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George Fink

Introduction The discipline of neuroendocrinology was launched by the publication of Geoffrey Harris' 1955 monograph Neural Control of the Pituitary Gland . The monograph consolidated the physiological evidence for the neurohumoral control of the

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P G Murray, C E Higham and P E Clayton

.S63507 ) Camanni F Ghigo E Arvat E 1998 Growth hormone-releasing peptides and their analogs . Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 19 47 – 72 . ( doi:10.1006/frne.1997.0158 ) Camina JP Carreira MC Micic D Pombo M Kelestimur F Dieguez

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Cristina Capatina and John A H Wass

. Journal of Neurosurgery 104 899 – 906 . ( doi:10.3171/jns.2006.104.6.899 ) Ludecke DK Abe T 2006 Transsphenoidal microsurgery for newly diagnosed acromegaly: a personal view after more than 1,000 operations . Neuroendocrinology 83 230

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J T Smith, A Roseweir, M Millar, I J Clarke and R P Millar

hormone secretion . Journal of Neuroendocrinology 19 521 – 530 . ( ) 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2007.01558.x 17532794 Han SK Gottsch ML Lee KJ Popa SM Smith JT Jakawich SK Clifton DK Steiner RA Herbison AE