Jaswant Singh

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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)
Four new monocot lectins from the tubers of araceous plants, namely, Arisaema consanguineum Schott (ACA), A. curvatum Kunth (ACmA) and Sauromatum guttatum Schott (SGA) from the tribe Areae, and Gonatanthus pumilus D. Don (GPA) from the tribe Colocasieae have been purified by affinity chromatography on asialofetuin-linked amino activated silica beads. These(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)
Piperine, a major active component of black and long peppers, has been reported to enhance drug bioavailability. The present studies were aimed at understanding the interaction of piperine with enzymatic drug biotransforming reactions in hepatic tissue in vitro and in vivo. Piperine inhibited arylhydrocarbon hydroxylation, ethylmorphine-N-demethylation,(More)
This study investigates changes in the morphology and physiology of lacrimal gland acinar cells with age. Changes in microstructural appearance of the acinar cells, the type and distribution of the different acini in glands and the secretory granules within the acini were examined in glands from animals of 3-5, 9, 12, 20, 24 and 28 month old rats.(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)
Heifers were studied to determine whether computer-assisted quantitative echotexture analysis of ultrasound images reflect functional and endocrine characteristics of dominant and subordinate follicles at specific stages of development. Heifers were examined using transrectal ultrasonography each day until ovariectomy on day 3 (n = 8) and day 6 (n = 9) of(More)