Gregg P. Adams

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A wave phenomenon of ovarian follicular development in women has recently been documented in our laboratory. The objective of the present study was to characterize follicular waves to determine whether women exhibit major and minor wave patterns of follicle development during the interovulatory interval (IOI). The ovaries of 50 women with clinically normal(More)
Nulliparous heifers (n = 58) were studied to determine whether computer-assisted quantitative echotexture analysis of ultrasound images reflects the functional and histomorphological characteristics of the corpus luteum. The ovaries of heifers were examined daily by transrectal ultrasonography from day -2 (day 0 = ovulation) until the day of ovariectomy(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate changes in ovarian follicle dynamics during the human menstrual cycle to test the hypothesis that folliculogenesis occurs in a wave-like fashion. DESIGN Prospective longitudinal study. SETTING Healthy volunteers in an academic research environment. PATIENT(S) Fifty healthy women of reproductive age (range 19-43 years) with a(More)
The effects of ablation of a dominant follicle and treatment with follicular fluid on circulating concentrations of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) were studied and the temporal relationships between surges of FSH and follicular waves were studied in heifers with two or three follicular waves/interovulatory interval. Cauterization of the dominant(More)
  • G P Adams
  • Journal of reproduction and fertility. Supplement
  • 1999
Expanding technological capabilities, particularly in ultrasonography and molecular endocrinology, have bridged the gap between form and function of the ovary, and have been a catalyst for intense research activity in this area during the last decade. However, the study of follicular dynamics is still in its infancy in ruminant species other than cattle,(More)
Studies were conducted to document the existence of an ovulation-inducing factor in the seminal plasma of alpacas (experiment 1) and llamas (experiment 2) and to determine if the effect is mediated via the pituitary (experiment 3). In experiment 1, female alpacas (n = 14 per group) were given alpaca seminal plasma or saline intramuscularly or by(More)
The study was designed to characterize the developmental pattern of 1- to 3-mm follicles and to determine the stage at which the future dominant follicle first attains a size advantage among its cohorts. In experiment 1, heifers (n = 18) were examined every 24 h by transrectal ultrasonography for one interovulatory interval (IOI). In experiment 2, cows (n =(More)
We tested the hypotheses that: (1) the superstimulatory response is related to the intrinsic number of follicles recruited into a follicular wave; and (2) the number of follicles recruited into a wave is correlated to the number of follicles recruited into the successive wave. A positive correlation will form the basis of a test for predicting the(More)
The study of follicular dynamics began in the mid-20th century, but progress has been particularly rapid in the last two decades through the use of tools that have enabled serial, non-invasive examination. A brief overview of early oogenesis and folliculogenesis is provided as a backdrop to the evolution of our understanding of follicular dynamics during(More)
Characteristics predictive of a 2-wave versus 3-wave pattern of ovarian follicular development during the interovulatory interval (IOI) were examined by ultrasonographic monitoring of 91 IOIs from 31 beef heifers. Repeatability of the wave pattern within individuals and the effects of season and age were determined using a subset of 75 IOIs from 15 heifers(More)