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We investigated homologous and heterologous downregulation of FSH receptor mRNA in porcine granulosa cells from ovaries of immature pigs. Cultures were treated with 0, 40, or 200 ng/ml porcine FSH or medium and terminated at 24 hr intervals for Northern analysis of FSH receptor and cytochrome P450 side chain cleavage (P450scc) mRNA, and for radioimmunoassay(More)
Prostaglandin production in vitro by theca and granulosa cells isolated from prepubertal pig ovaries was quantified in order to investigate the role of prostaglandins in intrafollicular function. Prepubertal gilts were slaughtered without treatment (O h, control) or treated with 1000 IU pregnant mare's serum gonadotropin (PMSG) and slaughtered at 36 or 72(More)
Niemann-Pick C-1 (NPC-1) protein is essential for trafficking of low density lipoprotein-derived cholesterol in mammalian cells. The low density lipoprotein pathway is a major route for supply of cholesterol for steroidogenesis in the adrenals and gonads of many species. We investigated the occurrence and regulation of NPC-1 in porcine tissues, with(More)
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