Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone in the pigeon terminal nerve and olfactory bulb

Robert B. Norgren, Julia Lippert, Michael N. Lehman

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The presence of a terminal nerve in the avian brain has recently been reported. As the terminal nerve in other classes of vertebrates contains luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH), we used immunocytochemistry to determine whether the pigeon terminal nerve also contained LHRH. We found LHRH-immunoreactivity in the olfactory nerve and in the olfactory bulb. The distribution of LHRH neurons was similar to the LHRH neuronal migration pathway during development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-204
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 3 1992



  • Bird
  • Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone
  • Olfactory
  • Pigeon
  • Terminal nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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