Characterization of a radioimmunoassay for ovine FSH utilizing an anti-bovine FSH serum.

The sensitivity of the assay, utilizing a bovine FSH antiserum and 125I-labelled bovine FSH tracer, is 5 ng NIH-FSH-S6/ml, and cross-reactivities of other ovine pituitary glycoprotein and protein hormones (LH, TSH, growth hormone and prolactin) are less than 1.0%. Both pituitary and serum FSH of the sheep cross-react in a manner parallel with that of… CONTINUE READING