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It is well documented that prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha) inhibits progesterone production in luteal cells, but its mode of action is uncertain. It has recently been suggested that PGF2 alpha acts by activating the calcium and phospholipid-dependent protein kinase, protein kinase C (PKC). This hypothesis has been tested by comparing the site and mode(More)
To investigate the involvement of cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase in the antigonadotrophic actions of prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha), human granulosa cells were cultured in serum-supplemented medium for 72 h, treated for 30 min with cloprostenol or phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) and then exposed to human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) +/-(More)
Daily rhythms of secretion have been described for luteinizing hormone (LH) and prolactin (PRL) from the anterior pituitary of rats. Using selective opioid antagonists, we found that mu and kappa opioid receptor ligands regulate LH and PRL secretion and, of particular interest, that the magnitude of opioidergic effects varies with the time of day. In(More)
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