Bruce D. Schanbacher

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Forty crossbred boars were equally divided into eight groups at birth. Four groups were immunized (200 micrograms/boar) at 12 wk of age against either luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) conjugated to human serum globulin (LHRH-hSG) in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA), LHRH-hSG in muramyldipeptide adjuvant (PEP), procine luteinizing hormone (LH)(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of bilateral cryptorchidism induced in adult rams on testicular function and Leydig cell ultrastructure. The results indicated that long-term bilateral cryptorchidism resulted in decreased testicular size, degeneration of seminiferous tubules, elevated serum LH levels, maintenance of normal testosterone(More)
The hypothesis that luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion in prepubertal females is responsive to estradiol negative feedback and that decreased feedback occurs as puberty approaches was tested in heifers. In the first experiment, seven heifers were maintained prepubertal by dietary energy restriction until 508 days of age (Day 0). All heifers were placed on a(More)
The ability of testosterone to quantitatively restore spermatogenesis in rats made azoospermic by active immunization against LH or GnRH was examined. Sexually mature adult male rats (n = 15/group) were actively immunized against ovine LH or GnRH-human serum globulin conjugate, while control rats (n = 10) were injected with saline. After 10 weeks of(More)
Prepubertal crossbred beef bulls served as controls or were actively immunized against the N-terminal, 30-amino acid synthetic fragment of porcine inhibin alpha, pI alpha (1-30). Antibody titers were detected in sera (greater than 40% B/BO in sera diluted 1,000-fold) but not in rete testis fluid of 390-d-old bulls. Serum FSH and inhibin remained static(More)
Mature rams of Polled Dorset, Finnish Landrace, Rambouillet and Suffolk breeding were maintained in a temperature-controlled environment and exposed to two consecutive cycles of short (8L:16D) followed by long (16L:8D) days. Serum hormone concentrations were determined in weekly samples and in 24-h profiles characterized at the end of each lighting schedule(More)
Plasma profiles of luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone (T), and estradiol (E2) have been determined in five mature rams during the primary breeding season (September) and again when breeding activity was low (May). Blood samples collected every half h for 24 h during September or May showed that LH was released into the general circulation as distinct(More)
Twenty acutely castrated bulls were used to investigate the role of androgenic and oestrogenic steroids in the feedback control of LH secretion. The effects of 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) or the growth stimulants trenbolone acetate (TBA) or oestradiol-17 beta (OE2) on serum LH secretory profiles were measured. In addition, pituitary LH responses to(More)
Longissimus muscle biopsies were obtained from forty bulls and steers representing Charolais, Simmental, Angus and Hereford breeds at 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 months of age to evaluate the influence of age, breed and sex on the biosynthesis of muscle collagen. Blood samples were collected from each animal at each time period. The blood serum was harvested and(More)