Luteotropic and luteolytic mechanisms in the bovine corpus luteum.

  title={Luteotropic and luteolytic mechanisms in the bovine corpus luteum.},
  author={Robert A. Milvae and Sarah Hinckley and John C Carlson},
  volume={45 7},
The function of the corpus luteum (CL) is a key element in many reproductive processes including ovulation, length of the estrous cycle, recognition of pregnancy and embryo survival in all mammalian species. The main function of the CL is to produce progesterone which acts on its tissues to prepare them for successful pregnancy. The CL is controlled by numerous biological compounds which provide luteotropic support during the estrous cycle and pregnancy and for inducing luteolysis at the end of… CONTINUE READING


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