Jessica S.K. Chan

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Ovine placental lactogen (oPL), has been purified approximately 1,000-fold from sheep cotyledons using conventional protein purification procedures. Radioreceptor assays using rabbit liver particulate fractions for growth hormone (RRA-GH) and using rabbit mammary gland particulate fractions for prolactin (RRA-PRL) were employed to monitor the hormonal(More)
A specific and sensitive homologous RIA for ovine placental lactogen (oPL) has been developed. The assay is specific for oPL in that ovine pituitary PRL (oPRL), GH (oGH), and other pituitary hormones, as well as rat, caprine, bovine, monkey, and human PLs exhibit no cross-reaction in the assay. The lower limit of sensitivity of the assay is 1.0 ng/ml. In(More)
In the first part of the investigations the interaction between oestradiol-17 beta, progesterone and prolactin on the formation of the lobuloalveolar structure of the mammary gland was studied in 21 nulliparous intact postpubertal ewes. Tissue specimens of the mammary gland were evaluated by light microscopical examination and prolactin was measured in(More)
The concentration of ovine placental lactogen (oPL) was measured by radioimmunoassay in plasma samples from chronically catheterized ewes and their fetuses from day 110 of gestation to term (about day 145). Concentrations of oPL in the plasma of the mother and fetus were raised after surgery, and remained raised for 3--5 days after the operation.(More)
OBJECTIVE Dietary protein dilution (PD) has been associated with metabolic advantages such as improved glucose homeostasis and increased energy expenditure. This phenotype involves liver-induced release of FGF21 in response to amino acid insufficiency; however, it has remained unclear whether dietary dilution of specific amino acids (AAs) is also required.(More)
Measurement of the serum concentrations of ovine chorionic sommatomammotrophin (oCS) showed that the values could be used to distinguish non-pregnant (100%) and pregnant (97%) ewes from Day 64 after mating. Values of oCS in non-pregnant ewes were less than 5 ng/ml.