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His-D-Trp-Ala-Trp-D-Phe-Lys-NH2 (GHRP-6) stimulated GH release from rat primary pituitary cells in a time- and dose-dependent manner. Stimulation was observed after a 15-min, but not a 4-h, incubation. The concentrations of GHRP-6 required for half-maximal and maximal stimulation were 7 x 10(-9) and 10(-7) M, respectively. GH release induced by GHRP-6 was(More)
The objective was to determine whether the suckling-induced delay in return to estrus postpartum could be explained by changes in hypothalamic LHRH content or ability of the pituitary to release LH and FSH in response to LHRH or 59 mM K+ in vitro. In addition, serum concentrations of several other hormones were measured. Nine Holstein cows were suckled ad(More)
Blood and urine were collected from 72 cows in six dairy herds with varying severity of dental and bone fluorotic lesions. Urinary fluoride averaged 5.13 ppm and ranged from 1.04 to 15.7 ppm fluoride. Thyroxine and triiodothyronine in serum decreased with increasing urinary fluoride, eosinophils increased, and cholesterol tended to decrease. Cattle(More)
Suckling causes a delay in onset of estrus and ovulation in cattle postpartum. In addition, the suckling stimulus causes the release of corticoids presumably via ACTH. Since any hormone released by suckling is a potential inhibitor of gonadotropin secretion and/or ovulation, we investigated the effects of ACTH and cortisol on LHRH-induced LH release from(More)