Inhibitory effect of oxytocin and vasopressin on steroid release by cultured porcine luteal cells.

Abstract

Previously, we have demonstrated the presence of substances reacting like arginine vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OXT) in acid extracts of corpora lutea (CL) of pigs by RIA. The present study examined purified extracts of CL by using HPLC. The results of these experiments show that CL of nonpregnant sows contain AVP and OXT. Little is known about possible… (More)

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