Urara Nakamura

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The presence of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptors (GnRHRs) on gonadotrophs in the anterior pituitary (AP) is an important factor for reproduction control. However, little is known regarding GnRHR gene expression in gonadotrophs of cattle owing to the lack of an appropriate anti-GnRHR antibody. Therefore, an anti-GnRHR antibody for(More)
Picomolar concentrations of estradiol produce rapid suppression of GnRH-induced luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion from the anterior pituitary (AP) of cattle via G-protein-coupled receptor 30 (GPR30). Zeranol is a strong estrogenic metabolite derived from zearalenone, a non-steroidal mycoestrogen produced by Fusarium that induces reproductive disorders in(More)
Picomolar concentrations of estradiol produce nongenomic suppression of GnRH-induced LH secretion from the anterior pituitary (AP) of cattle via G-protein-coupled receptor 30 (GPR30). Zearalenone (ZEN) is the nonsteroidal mycoestrogen produced by Fusarium fungi and has been detected in cereal grains, animal feed, and ruminant urine worldwide. Zearalenone(More)
The percentages of motile sperm (%MO), hyperactivated sperm (%HA), and acrosome-reacted sperm (%AR) of four beagle dogs with asthenozoospermia (AS) and five normal beagle dogs were determined during 7 h of incubation. The metabolic enzyme activities of the sperm was examined after 0 and 4 h of incubation. The sperm were incubated in canine capacitation(More)
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