Effects of luteinizing hormone on luteal cell populations in hypophysectomized ewes.

To examine the effect of purified LH on development and function of luteal cells, 27 ewes were assigned to: (1) hypophysectomy plus 2 micrograms ovine LH given i.v. at 4-h intervals from Days 5 to 12 of the oestrous cycle (oestrus = Day 0; Group H + LH; N = 7); (2) hypophysectomy with no LH replacement (Group N-LH; N = 6); (3) control (no hypophysectomy… CONTINUE READING