The effect of macroprolactinemia on gonadotropin secretion


Tamer G., Told A., Aral F. , Yarman S. , Ozbey N., Boztepe H., ...Daha Fazla

ENDOCRINOLOGIST, cilt.17, ss.346-350, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/ten.0b013e31815ae8fb
  • Dergi Adı: ENDOCRINOLOGIST
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.346-350

Özet

Objectives: Hyperprolactinemia due to monomeric prolactin (m-PRL), is associated with suppression of gonadotropin secretion and gonadal activity. Macroprolactin is thought to be a biologically inactive form of prolactin that has no effects on gonadotropin secretion. We compared follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and estradiol levels in women with macroprolactinemia and in female patients with hyperprolactinemia due to m-PRL.