Luteal and placental function in the bitch: spatio-temporal changes in prolactin receptor (PRLr) expression at dioestrus, pregnancy and normal and induced parturition

@inproceedings{Kowalewski2011LutealAP,
  title={Luteal and placental function in the bitch: spatio-temporal changes in prolactin receptor (PRLr) expression at dioestrus, pregnancy and normal and induced parturition},
  author={Mariusz P Kowalewski and Erika M. Ramos Michel and A Gram and Alois Boos and Franco Guscetti and Bernd Hoffmann and Selim Aslan and Iris M Reichler},
  booktitle={Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Endocrine mechanisms governing canine reproductive function remain still obscure. Progesterone (P4) of luteal origin is required for maintenance of pregnancy. Corpora lutea (CL) are gonadotrop-independent during the first third of dioestrus; afterwards prolactin (PRL) is the primary luteotropic factor. Interestingly, the increasing PRL levels are… CONTINUE READING