Robert E. Gore-Langton

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BACKGROUND Evidence suggesting that persistent environmental pollutants may be reproductive toxicants underscores the need for prospective studies of couples for whom exposures are measured. OBJECTIVES We examined the relationship between selected persistent pollutants and couple fecundity as measured by time to pregnancy. METHODS A cohort of 501(More)
Evidence that transforming growth factor-beta (TGF beta) is produced by porcine thecal cells and acts upon porcine granulosa cells suggests that this peptide may be a local regulator of follicular function in this species. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of TGF beta on steroidogenesis in thecal cells from 4-6 mm follicles(More)
BACKGROUND The relation between persistent environmental chemicals and semen quality is evolving, although limited data exist for men recruited from general populations. OBJECTIVES We examined the relation between perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) and semen quality among 501 male partners of couples planning pregnancy. METHODS Using population-based(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the requirements for the functional luteinization of porcine thecal cells in vitro. In serum-free incubations with luteinizing hormone (LH) (250 ng/ml) androstenedione concentrations increased up to 14 h, after which time no further accumulation occurred; progesterone accumulation was low, and did not increase(More)
Radiolabeled proteins secreted into the medium by rat Sertoli cells in primary culture have been examined for specific interactions with polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies directed against serologically detectable H-Y antigen(s). None of the proteins secreted by Sertoli cells reacted specifically with H-Y antibodies, as determined with immunoprecipitation(More)
The effects of FSH on the aromatase activity of rat granulosa cells in culture were studied by measuring the stereospecific transfer of 3H from [1,2,6,7-3H]testosterone or [1 beta-3H]testosterone into 3H2O. The use of 3H2O release as a specific assay for aromatization in granulosa cells was validated by various means. 2 days after plating, cultures of(More)
Potential side-effects of the immunosuppressive drug cyclosporine (also cyclosporin A, CsA) on ovarian endocrine function have been investigated using granulosa cells isolated from immature estrogen-primed rats and cultured in a chemically defined medium. The FSH-dependent differentiation of steroidogenic pathways for estrogen and progestin secretion was(More)
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