Kisspeptin, a novel hypothalamic regulator of the somatotropic and gonadotropic axes in ruminants
Reproductive inefficiency in dairy cows is a worldwide problem. Factors that improve reproductive performance even slightly could have large impacts on the efficiency of food animal production. The neuropeptide kisspeptin is vital to the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary gonadal axis and required for normal reproduction. Evidence suggests that kisspeptin may be an integrator of metabolism and reproduction.
Brian K. Whitlock. "Kisspeptin, a novel hypothalamic regulator of the somatotropic and gonadotropic axes in ruminants" 2009