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Regulation of ovarian steroidogenesis in vitro by recombinant human insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and bovine insulin (b-insulin) was investigated in intact follicles and isolated follicular cells of carp, Cyprinus carpio at vitellogenic stage of oocyte maturation. In intact follicles, IGF-I and b-insulin stimulated testosterone and 17beta-estradiol(More)
The effects of salmon calcitonin (sCT) on the secretion of 17beta-estradiol (E(2)) were examined in female common carp, Cyprinus carpio. Vitellogenic stage fish adapted to high-Ca water were i.p. injected with vehicle, sCT, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), or hCG plus sCT. To determine whether ovarian follicles are equipped with CT receptors, a CT(More)
Previously, we observed that in vitro germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) in Cyprinus carpio oocytes was induced by recombinant human insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and bovine insulin (b-insulin) and this induction was steroid-independent. To investigate further the early signal transduction components involved in this process, the possible role of(More)
Multiple signal transduction pathways mediating gonadotropin-induced testosterone and 17β-estradiol (E(2)) production were identified in carp ovarian theca and granulosa cells in short-term co-incubation. Inhibitors of voltage-sensitive calcium channels (VSCCs) and calmodulin attenuated human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)-induced steroid production, whereas(More)
Previously, we observed that in vitro steroidogenesis in intact ovarian follicles of common carp Cyprinus carpio can alone be induced by recombinant human insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) and bovine insulin (b-insulin) and this induction was gonadotropin-independent. To investigate early signal transduction components involved in this process, the(More)
In vitro germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) in Cyprinus carpio oocytes was induced by recombinant human insulin-like growth factor-I and -II (IGF-I and IGF-II) and bovine insulin (b-insulin). Treatment of postvitellogenic ovarian follicles with IGF-I and b-insulin increased concentration of maturation-inducing hormone (MIH),(More)
Circanual variations in plasma testosterone (T), 17-estradiol (E2), and 17,20-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one (17,20-P) levels and ovarian steroid synthetic potential of Tenualosa ilisha of river Hooghly, West Bengal, India were examined. This fish exhibited bi-annual spawning; one during April-May and another during August-September. Coinciding with the GSI(More)
In this paper the barrier height control of n-type InGaN has been demonstrated by a simple physics based unified model. Metal induced gap states (MIGS) model for metal-semi-conductor contact has been extended to metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) contact for unpinning of Fermi level and low contact resistivity formation.(More)
Fully grown fish and amphibian oocytes exposed to a maturation-inducing steroid (MIS) activates multiple signal transduction pathways, leading to formation and activation of maturation-promoting factor (MPF) and induction of germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD). The present study was to investigate if phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase (PI3 kinase) and(More)
In mouse uterus, at the late diestrus stage LH binding sites have previously been described. The aim of our study was to confirm the existence of LH receptor (Lhr (Lhcgr)) mRNA and its protein in mouse endometrium. Endometrium at all stages of the estrous cycle contained Lhr mRNA, essentially identical to that found in mouse ovary. Endometrium also(More)