Life cycle of feline Corpora lutea: histological and intraluteal hormone analysis.

@article{Jewgenow2012LifeCO,
  title={Life cycle of feline Corpora lutea: histological and intraluteal hormone analysis.},
  author={Katarina Jewgenow and Olga A Amelkina and Johanna Painer and Frank Goeritz and Martin Dehnhard},
  journal={Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 Suppl 6},
  pages={25-9}
}
The corpus luteum (CL) is a transient hormone gland on the ovary that produces progesterone (P4) for the maintenance of pregnancy. It develops from residual follicular granulosa and theca cells after ovulation. Very little is known about the cellular and hormonal processes within CLs obtained from pregnant and pseudopregnant felids. Therefore, our aim was to review the luteal function in feline CLs of different reproductive stages in conjunction with our data obtained in domestic cats and… CONTINUE READING