Gwen V. Childs

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Faculty Profile

Gwen V. Childs, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Anatomy and Neurobiology
B.A., Biology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
Ph.D., Anatomy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Research Interest: Regulation of specific anterior pituitary cells by neuroendocrine peptides and growth factors.

Mailing address:
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology - Slot 510
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205

Office: S9/32
Tel: (501) 686-7020
Fax: (501) 686-6382

Dr. Childs

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Recent Publications

  1. Armstrong, J., and Childs, G.V. (1998) Regulation of C-fos mRNA and Protein by EGF and GnRH within Proestrous Female Rat Anterior Pituitary Glands, J Histochem Cytochem, 46: 935-943.

  2. Childs, G.V. (1998) Gonadotropes. Article 184, Encyclopedia of Reproduction 2: 498-506.

  3. Xie, J., Nagle, G.T., Childs, GV, and Ritchie, AK. (1999) Expression of the L-Type Ca2+ Channel in AtT-20 Cells Is Regulated by Cyclic AMP, Neuroendocrinology,70:1-9.

  4. Xie, J., Nagle, G.T., Ritchie, A.K., Collins T.J., Childs, G.V. (1999) Cold Stress and Corticotropin- Releasing Hormone Induced Changes in Messenger Ribonucleic Acid for the a1 Subunit of the L-Type Ca2+ Channel in the Rat Anterior Pituitary and Enriched Populations of Corticotropes, Neuroendocrinology, 70:10-19.

  5. Childs, G.V., Geda Unabia, Brian T. Miller, and T. Jackie Collin (1999) Differential expression of gonadotropin and prolactin antigens by GHRH target cells from male and female rats. J Endocrin. 162: 177-187.

  6. Childs, G.V. Unabia, G., and Wu, P. (2000) Differential expression of growth hormone messenger ribonucleic acid by somatotropes and gonadotropes in male and cycling female rats. Endocrinology 141: 1560-1570.

  7. Childs, G.V. (2000) Growth hormone cells as co-gonadotropes: Partners in the regulation of the reproductive system. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 11: 168-174.

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