Data from: Development of the neurons controlling fertility in humans: new insights from 3D imaging and transparent fetal brains

Filippo Casoni, Samuel A. Malone, Morgane Belle, Federico Luzzati, Francis Collier, Cecile Allet, Erik Hrabovszky, Sowmyalakshmi Rasika, Vincent Prevot, Alain Chedotal & Paolo Giacobini
Fertility in mammals is controlled by hypothalamic neurons that secrete gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). These neurons differentiate in the olfactory placodes during embryogenesis and migrate from the nose to the hypothalamus before birth. Information regarding this process in humans is sparse. Here, we adapted new tissue-clearing and whole-mount immunohistochemical techniques to entire human embryos/fetuses to meticulously study this system during the first trimester of gestation in the largest series of human fetuses examined to date. Combining...
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