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Our aims were to measure isoflavone intake from soy- and dairy-based infant formulas and breast milk and to assess the ability of infants to digest and absorb soy isoflavones by measuring daily urinary excretion rates. We recruited 29 infants: 4 received soy-based formula and 25 received dairy-based formula. We collected pooled urine samples from 3-5(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different breeding stimuli on uterine contractility and pituitary oxytocin release in five oestrous mares, in order to design better treatments for mares with defective physical uterine clearance mechanisms. Electrodes and strain gauges were implanted surgically on the uterine myometrium and myometrial(More)
In mares, dioestrous FSH profiles based on once-a-day sampling are variable; however, the pulsatility of plasma FSH, which has been suggested by limited windows of intensive sampling, may contribute to this variability. Jugular blood from six mares was sampled at 4 h intervals throughout an ovulatory cycle to determine cyclic FSH and LH patterns more(More)
Jugular blood samples were collected at 4 h intervals from six mares during an oestrous cycle to study the hormonal events that occur around the time of luteolysis. Blood samples from day 10 (day 0 = ovulation) until day 3 of oestrus were assayed for prostaglandin metabolite 13,14-dihydro-15-keto PGF2alpha (PGFM), oxytocin, prolactin, progesterone and(More)
For aqueous extracts of pituitary glands of oestrous mares, luteinizing hormone (LH) profiles were found to be similar to each other and to earlier work after chromatofocussing (CF) and isoelectricfocussing (IEF). After CF, both LH and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in pituitary extracts focussed in multiple peaks in the acidic range, with 86% of LH and(More)
Removal of opioid inhibition of GnRH neurones is thought to be a critical event in generating the ovulatory surge in some species. In the present study, a nonsurgical technique was used to collect pituitary venous blood samples from eight mares every 0.5-1.0 min for 1 h before and after administration of the opioid receptor antagonist naloxone (0.2 mg(More)
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