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Gene expression and immunohistochemical localization of epidermal growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-alpha), and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) were compared between the endometrium of bitches (Canis familiaris) with pyometra accompanied by cystic endometrial hyperplasia (CEH) and that of healthy bitches at similar stages(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) expression, the presence of functional TNF-alpha receptors, and expression of TNF receptor type I (TNF-RI) mRNA in the bovine corpus luteum (CL) during different stages of the estrous cycle. Reverse transcription (RT)-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) showed no difference(More)
Our objectives were to compare: (1) conception rates (in early postpartum Japanese Black beef cows) to timed-artificial insemination (timed-AI) among Ovsynch and Ovsynch plus CIDR protocols, and a protocol that used estradiol benzoate (EB) in lieu of the first GnRH of the Ovsynch plus CIDR; and (2) the effects of these protocols on blood concentrations of(More)
A 59-year-old woman had suffered cough and sputum production for several months. Chest x-ray film findings were negative, but sputum cytology yielded a diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma. This stage Ia lung cancer in the right upper lobe bronchus was deemed inoperable due to poor cardiopulmonary function. She was treated by photodynamic therapy in(More)
Testicular Leydig cells secrete insulin-like peptide 3 (INSL3) and express its receptor, RXFP2. However, the effects of INSL3 on endocrine function of Leydig cells are unknown. The present study examines the effects of INSL3 on mouse Leydig cells taking testosterone and cAMP secretions as endpoints. Leydig cells were isolated from testicular interstitial(More)
Factors involved in patency of uterine cervices in the bitch with pyometra remain to be clarified. This study examined relationship between patency and mRNA levels for inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cyclooxygenase (COX)-1, COX-2 and prostaglandin E synthase (PGES) in the uterine cervix of bitches with pyometra. Cervical patency was measured by(More)
This study examined the effects of heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (HB-EGF) on preimplantation-embryo development and initiation of implantation in the rat. In vitro studies showed that HB-EGF improved the development of 8-cell embryos to the blastocyst stage in a concentration-dependent manner, and the growth factor had no effect(More)
This study examined the distribution of immunoreactive epidermal growth factor (EGF) and EGF receptor (EGF-R) in the uterus and the effects of EGF on uterine activity in goats. Immunohistochemistry of EGF and EGF-R in the uteri showed distinct staining in the luminal and glandular epithelium and slight to moderate staining in the stromal and myometrial(More)
OBJECTIVE Recurrence at the bronchial stump frequently is difficult to diagnose before the disease progresses. Patients with recurrence at the bronchial stump after surgical treatment were studied to clarify characteristics. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Reports on this type of recurrence are few. METHODS Between January 1979 and December 1988, 625 primary(More)
The objectives of this study were 1) to determine the effects of adding a CIDR to the Ovsynch protocol on plasma concentrations of estradiol-17β and progesterone and conception in dairy cows with cystic ovarian diseases and 2) to examine associations among the estradiol-17β and progesterone concentrations and conception. Cows were diagnosed as having cystic(More)