Laura K Arbogast

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Evidence from several laboratories suggests that the ovaries of many species produce a non-steroidal factor called gonadotrophin surge-inhibiting or attenuating factor (GnSIF) which may regulate the response of the pituitary to gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and as such, may modulate the timing and/or amplitude of the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of GnRH antagonists on preantral follicle survival in vivo and to investigate whether GnRH antagonist use during cyclophosphamide treatment would protect the ovary and preserve primordial follicle survival in a murine model. DESIGN Prospective basic research study. SETTING Research laboratory in an academic medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether differences in follicular fluid vascular endothelial growth factor (FF VEGF) concentrations are observed between women achieving a clinical pregnancy and those failing to conceive. DESIGN Retrospective chart review and analysis of FF VEGF concentrations. SETTING University teaching center. PATIENT(S) Fifty-seven women <(More)
The regulation of preantral follicle growth in mammals is poorly understood. The availability of an adequate vascular supply to provide endocrine and paracrine signals may be important during the early states of follicle growth as well as the later states of follicle selection and dominance. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) To determine whether follicular fluid (FF) from women of advanced reproductive age had a relative deficiency of the angiogenic cytokine vascular endothelial growth factor/vascular permeability factor. Furthermore, we sought to determine whether luteinized granulosa cells secrete vascular endothelial growth factor/vascular permeability factor in(More)
The regulation of early follicular growth and development involves a complex interaction of autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine signals. The ability of these factors to regulate follicle growth may depend in part on the extent of vascular delivery to and perfusion of the ovary. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) is a major regulator of vascular(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether luteal secretion of inhibin-a is altered in the perimenopausal transition and to evaluate whether luteal inhibin secretion is correlated with other markers of ovarian reserve such as FSH and inhibin-b. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Reproductive Endocrinology Laboratories at The Ohio State University. PATIENT(S)(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist on primordial follicle reserve in the primate ovary. STUDY DESIGN A prospective basic research study in which 10 juvenile cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) had 1 ovary surgically removed. Six animals were then treated with the GnRH antagonist antide (1.0 mg/kg/day)(More)
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