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Progesterone (P4) has been reported to inhibit oxytocin (OT) binding to its receptor in isolated murine endometrial membranes. The purpose of the present research was to 1). examine the in vivo and in vitro effect of P4 on the binding of OT to its receptor in the ovine endometrium and 2). determine whether the endometrial plasma membranes have high-affinity(More)
A review of the current state of knowledge of oxytocin production by the preovulatory follicle and corpus luteum is presented. Corpora lutea of a number of mammalian species have been found to synthesize oxytocin. However, the synthesis and secretion of this nanopeptide by the corpus luteum of the ruminant has been most extensively studied because of the(More)
Effects of lipid infusion into postpartum (PP) beef heifers on plasma concentrations of linoleic acid and prostaglandin (PG) F(2alpha) metabolite (PGFM), days to first estrus, and subsequent pregnancy rate were examined. Treatments (n = 5 per group) of 1 L intralipid (20% soybean oil; IL), 1 L 50% dextrose (DEXT; isocaloric to IL), 0.5 L intralipid (0.5(More)
A study was conducted to determine the effects of exogenous melatonin and bromocriptine (CB-154), an inhibitor of prolactin synthesis and secretion, on the induction of winter fur growth in mink. Melatonin (10 and 120 mg) was administered to mink (N = 5/group) via silastic implants inserted sc over the scapular area during the last week of June 1985.(More)
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate effects of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) on the function of the bovine corpus luteum during the estrous cycle. In Experiment 1, 10 beef heifers were assigned randomly into two groups; each heifer served as her own control. Heifers in Group I (n = 5) were injected i.v. with vehicle (saline) on Day 2 of the(More)
An experiment was conducted to determine whether feeding rumen-protected fatty acids (FA) to postpartum heifers would increase plasma concentrations of linoleic acid and PGF2, metabolite (PGFM), shorten the interval from calving to first increase in plasma concentrations of progesterone (P4), and increase pregnancy rate relative to controls. Hereford x(More)