Corpora lutea of pregnant and pseudopregnant domestic cats reveal similar steroidogenic capacities during the luteal life span.

@article{Zschockelt2014CorporaLO,
  title={Corpora lutea of pregnant and pseudopregnant domestic cats reveal similar steroidogenic capacities during the luteal life span.},
  author={Lina Zschockelt and Olga A Amelkina and Marta J Siemieniuch and Stefanie Koster and Katarina Jewgenow and Beate Braun},
  journal={The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={144 Pt B},
  pages={373-81}
}
In domestic cats, luteal phases of pregnancy and pseudopregnancy (non-pregnant luteal phase) differ in the course and level of plasma progesterone (P4). Therefore, we assumed differences in luteal steroidogenic capacities. Here we present a comprehensive analysis of intraluteal steroid biogenesis in the domestic cat. We quantitatively measured relative mRNA levels of steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (STAR), cytochrome P450 oxidases (CYP), hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (HSD), steroid… CONTINUE READING