Srinivas V Seekallu

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In this study, the characteristics of ovarian follicular waves and patterns of serum concentrations of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol, and progesterone were compared between cycles with three (n=9) or four (n=10) follicular waves in Western White Face (WWF) ewes (Ovis aries). Transrectal ultrasonography and blood sampling were performed daily(More)
Computer-assisted quantitative echotextural analysis was applied to ultrasound images of antral follicles in the follicular waves of an interovulatory interval in sheep. The ewe has three or four waves per cycle. Seven healthy, cyclic Western White Face ewes (Ovis aris) underwent daily, transrectal, ovarian ultrasonography for an interovulatory interval.(More)
Treatment of non-prolific western white-faced ewes with prostaglandin F(2α) (PGF(2α)) and medroxyprogesterone acetate (MAP) increases the ovulation rate as a result of ovulations from the penultimate wave in addition to the final wave of the cycle. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the expression of markers of vascularization/angiogenesis,(More)
Large antral follicles grow in waves in the ewe, with each wave triggered by a peak in serum FSH concentrations. In this study, our objectives were to determine if the slope of the rise in the FSH peak affects the ability of the peak to trigger wave emergence (experiment 1), and whether increasing serum FSH concentrations and holding them at peak(More)
The objective of this study was to determine if pulsatile LH secretion was needed for ovarian follicular wave emergence and growth in the anestrous ewe. In Experiment 1, ewes were either large or small (10 x 0.47 or 5 x 0.47 cm, respectively; n = 5/group) sc implants releasing estradiol-17 beta for 10 d (Day 0 = day of implant insertion), to suppress pulsed(More)
During hormonally induced ovarian follicle growth, granulosa cell proliferation increases and returns to baseline prior to the administration of an ovulatory stimulus. Several key genes appear to follow a similar pattern, including the luteinizing hormone receptor (LHCGR), suggesting an association between cell cycle progression and gene expression. The(More)
In ewes, immunization against GnRH blocks LH pulses but mean serum FSH concentrations are only partly reduced; the fate of the FSH peaks that precede ovarian follicular waves has not been studied. In this study, we used immunization against GnRH to examine the need for pulsed GnRH secretion in the genesis of FSH peaks in the anestrous ewe. Six anestrous(More)
There are three or four ovarian follicular waves in the interovulatory interval of cyclic ewes. Each follicular wave is preceded by a transient peak in serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) concentrations. Serum concentrations of estradiol also increase concurrent with the growth of follicle(s) in each wave. In the current study, we investigated the(More)
BACKGROUND In the ewe, ovarian antral follicles emerge or grow from a pool of 2-3 mm follicles in a wave like pattern, reaching greater than or equal to 5 mm in diameter before regression or ovulation. There are 3 or 4 such follicular waves during each estrous cycle. Each wave is preceded by a peak in serum FSH concentrations. The role of pulsatile LH in(More)
Large antral follicles grow in waves in the ewe, and each wave is triggered by a peak in serum concentrations of FSH. The existence of follicular dominance in the ewe is unclear. The objective of experiment 1 was to determine if an endogenously driven follicular wave could emerge during the growth phase of a wave induced by injection of ovine FSH (oFSH).(More)
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