T. G. Harris

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The preovulatory LH surge in the ewe is stimulated by the massive and sustained release of GnRH into the pituitary portal vessels. This study has examined the temporal relationship between changes in LH secretion and GnRH messenger RNA (mRNA) expression at the time of the estradiol-induced LH surge. Ovariectomized Clun Forest ewes were treated with(More)
BACKGROUND The Emerging Infections Network is a mature electronic network that links Public Health professionals in the Asia Pacific through regular e-mail bulletins and an extensive Web site (http://www.apec.org/infectious). Emerging infections is a new area of study; learning materials help foster education. Our objective is to quantify the response of(More)
Progesterone is the ovarian hormone that times events in the ovine reproductive cycle. When elevated, this ovarian hormone acts centrally to inhibit both the tonic and surge modes of gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) release. Two studies were performed to address the underlying neural mechanisms. The first tested the hypothesis that the rapid rise in(More)
Three experiments were conducted to investigate whether the immune/inflammatory stimulus endotoxin disrupts the estradiol-induced LH surge of the ewe. Ovariectomized sheep were set up in an artificial follicular phase model in which luteolysis is simulated by progesterone withdrawal and the follicular phase estradiol rise is reproduced experimentally. In(More)
How progesterone blocks the E2-induced GnRH surge in females is not known. In this study we assessed whether the endogenous opioid peptides (EOPs) that mediate progesterone negative feedback on pulsatile GnRH secretion also mediate the blockade of the GnRH surge. We treated ovariectomized ewes with physiological levels of E2 and progesterone to stimulate(More)
The preovulatory GnRH/LH surge in the ewe is stimulated by a rise in the circulating estradiol concentration that occurs in conjunction with preovulatory ovarian follicle development. In the presence of high levels of progesterone, such as during the luteal phase of the estrous/menstrual cycle, the stimulatory effects of elevated estradiol on GnRH/LH(More)
Although it is expert opinion that transsyndesmotic screws are placed obliquely 30° from posterolateral to anteromedial in the transverse plane, this has not been formally studied, and there is inconsistency regarding the congruency of the distal tibiofibular joint. Thirty-eight computed tomography (CT) scans of the lower extremity were used to examine the(More)
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