somatotropes

so·mat·o·tropes

(sō'mat'ō-trōps),
A subclass of pituitary acidophilic cells; site of synthesis of growth hormone.

so·mat·o·tropes

(sō-mat'ō-trōps)
A subclass of pituitary acidophilic cells; site of synthesis of growth hormone.
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However, not all kisspeptin positive cells within the pituitary were also LH[beta] positive; therefore, the observed reduction in KiSS-1 mRNA expression may also affect other pituitary cell types, including somatotropes, lactotropes, and gonadotropes that specifically synthesize FSH.
Intracellular signaling mechanisms mediating ghrelin-stimulated growth hormone release in somatotropes.
Board 11 SPERM PROTEIN SP22 IN SOMATOTROPES AND THYROTROPES
GH accounts for 30-40% of the cells of the pituitary gland where the somatotropes produce and store it.
Functional maturation of somatotropes in fetal rat pituitaries: analysis by reverse hemolytic plaque assay.
Cells of the AP staining for SP22 were largely in regions populated with somatotropes.
Signal transduction mechanisms mediating secretion in goldfish gonadotropes and somatotropes.
Furthermore, degenerating and dying somatotropes have been reported in the pituitary from rats bearing malignant hepatomas induced by long-term, low-dose treatment of DEN (12).
Many degenerating and nondegenerated gonadotropes, somatotropes, and lactotropes showed dilated ER (Figures 3 and 5) and hypertrophic Golgi areas, occasionally with some lightly dense granules inside.