Date Thesis Awarded

7-2012

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)

Department

Neuroscience

Advisor

Paul D. Heideman

Committee Member

Beverly Sher

Committee Member

Randolph A. Coleman

Abstract

Various neuroendocrine hormones secreted by the hypothalamic-pituitarygonadal (HPG) axis play a major role in human fertility. By regulating fertility, the HPG axis interacts with nutrition, food intake, body condition, stress and response to season or day length (Roberson et al. 2010). All of these factors must interact correctly to maintain fertility. Not surprisingly, given this complex mechanism, human infertility is frequent, affecting approximately 1 in 10 couples (Matzuk & Lamb 2002). Furthermore, approximately one third of cases of human male infertility remain unexplained (Moskovtsev et al. 2010).

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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