Effects of cortisol and triiodo-L-thyronine on the steroidogenic capacity of rainbow trout ovarian follicles at two stages of oocyte maturation

The in vitro basal and salmon gonadotropin (sGTH)-stimulated steroidogenic capacity of rainbow trout follicles was examined at four stages [early (EV)-, mid (MV)- and peak-vitellogenic (PV), and pre-ovulatory, post-vitellogenic (PO)] of gonadal recrudescence using radioimmunoassays (RIAs) to measure 17β-estradiol (E2) and testosterone (T) production. In… CONTINUE READING