Investigations into the mechanisms controlling parturition in cattle.


A pronounced increase in fetal cortisol concentrations stimulating an increase in estrogen production at the expense of progesterone precursors in the placenta, luteolysis, and progesterone withdrawal is considered as a key event during the complex signal cascade leading to the initiation of parturition in cattle. However, there are many questions… (More)
DOI: 10.1530/REP-11-0471


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