Expression of 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase and the effects of LH, FSH and prolactin on oestrone and 17β-oestradiol secretion in the endometrium of pigs during early pregnancy and the oestrous cycle.

@article{Wojciechowicz2017ExpressionO1,
  title={Expression of 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase and the effects of LH, FSH and prolactin on oestrone and 17β-oestradiol secretion in the endometrium of pigs during early pregnancy and the oestrous cycle.},
  author={Bartosz Wojciechowicz and Genowefa Kotwica and K. Zglejc and Ewa Monika Waszkiewicz and A Franczak},
  journal={Reproduction, fertility, and development},
  year={2017},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={
          975-984
        }
}
The endometrium of pregnant and cyclic pigs is a source of oestrone (E1) and 17β-oestradiol (E2). However, the roles of LH, FSH and prolactin (PRL) as regulators of endometrial steroidogenesis, and the presence of 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17β-HSD) in the porcine endometrium, remain unknown. Therefore, in the present study we examined 17β-HSD expression and the effects of LH, FSH and PRL on E1 and E2 release in vitro in endometrial explants harvested from gravid pigs on Days 10-11… CONTINUE READING