György M. Nagy

Semmelweis University Hungary

György M. Nagy, MD, PhD, DSc graduated from the Medical University in Pécs in 1974. He started his work at the Semmelweis University in 1974 at the 2nd Department of Anatomy led by Prof. Béla Halász. He obtained his PhD in Neuroendocrinology in 1992 and his Doctor of Science Degree in 1995. He worked in Birmingham (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA) as a Research Fellow from 1984 to 1987 in the laboratory of Jimmy D. Neill. He also spent two years (from 1989 till 1991) as a visiting professor in Charleston, SC at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA, in the laboratory of Steve L. Frawley and one year (between 1997-1998) at the Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA in Marc E. Freeman’s laboratory. At present, he is a Professor of The Ross University, Department of Anatomy, Commonwealth of Dominica. His main interests are the hypothalamic regulation of pituitary prolactin secretion and the molecular aspects of the function of mammotrope cells. The title of his best cited article is “Prolactin: Structure, function and regulation of secretion”, written by Freeman ME, Kanyicska B, Lerant A, and Nagy GM (Physiological Reviews 80: 1523-1631, 2000)

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Prolactin is a polypeptide hormone that is synthesized in and secreted from the lactotrophs of the anterior pituitary gland. We are now aware that synthesis and secretion of prolactin is not restricted to the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, but other organs and individual cells can also produce it. This book provides the headlines to follow a course of cumulated knowledge on prolactin research during the last two-three decades and it may also help us understand some of the concerns that we face today.

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