Blockade of recruitment of ovarian follicles by suppression of the secondary surge of follicle-stimulating hormone with porcine follicular field.

@article{Hoak1980BlockadeOR,
  title={Blockade of recruitment of ovarian follicles by suppression of the secondary surge of follicle-stimulating hormone with porcine follicular field.},
  author={David Hoak and Neena B. Schwartz},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1980},
  volume={77 8},
  pages={4953-6}
}
The increased serum concentration of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH; follitropin) between proestrus and estrus in the rat has been hypothesized to recruit the follicles destined to ovulate in the next cycle. Injection of porcine follicular fluid (PFF) late in proestrus suppresses the secondary FSH surge; injection early in proestrus suppresses the primary FSH surge without affecting the secondary FSH surge. Thus, it is possible to use PFF to test the FSH/follicular recruitment hypothesis and… CONTINUE READING