Jennifer A. Hernandez Gifford

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Follicle-stimulating hormone regulation of estrogen biosynthesis in the adult rodent ovary requires β-catenin (CTNNB1), but whether CTNNB1 is involved in FSH-induced estrogen production in cattle is unknown. To elucidate the effect of FSH in regulating specific wingless-type mouse mammary tumor virus integration site (WNT)/CTNNB1 pathway components in(More)
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) regulation of aromatase gene expression in vitro requires the transcriptional coactivator beta-catenin. To ascertain the physiological significance of beta-catenin in granulosa cells during folliculogenesis, mice homozygous for floxed alleles of beta-catenin were intercrossed with Amhr2cre mice. Conditional deletion of(More)
Beta-catenin (CTNNB1), a key component of wingless-type mouse mammary tumor virus integration site family (WNT) signaling, participates in follicle stimulated hormone-mediated regulation of estrogen (E2) production. The purpose of these studies was to determine if CTNNB1's contribution to FSH-mediated steroidogenesis in primary rat granulosa cells was due(More)
Bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in feedlot cattle. Significant inflammation and lesions are often observed in lungs of infected cattle. During acute inflammatory responses, histones contribute to mortality in rodents and humans and serum proteins can protect against histone-induced cytotoxicity. We(More)
Follicle-stimulating hormone regulation of ovarian estradiol (E2) production requires involvement of beta-catenin (CTNNB1), a transcriptional co-factor. In cultured granulosa cells (GC) of cattle, FSH treatment increased protein abundance of CTNNB1 as well as protein kinase B (AKT), a molecule known to regulate components of the CTNNB1 degradation complex.(More)
Implantation of anabolic steroids to increase growth rate in beef cattle impacts adrenal glucocorticoid production. The mechanism by which combination androgen and estrogen implants reduce cortisol biosynthesis in heifers is not clear. The objective of this study was to identify whether pituitary or adrenal gene expression and liver enzyme activity may(More)
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