Modulation of cyclic AMP formation and progesterone secretion by human chorionic gonadotropin, epinephrine, buserelin and prostaglandins in normal or human chorionic gonadotropin desensitized rat immature luteal cells in monolayer culture.

@article{Massicotte1984ModulationOC,
  title={Modulation of cyclic AMP formation and progesterone secretion by human chorionic gonadotropin, epinephrine, buserelin and prostaglandins in normal or human chorionic gonadotropin desensitized rat immature luteal cells in monolayer culture.},
  author={J. Mathieu Massicotte and Robert A. Lachance and Fernand Labrie},
  journal={Journal of steroid biochemistry},
  year={1984},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={
          745-54
        }
}
It is now well recognized that hCG-induced luteolysis is associated with hCG-induced desensitization, but the physiological significance of luteal cell GnRH, PGS and beta-receptors is still undefined. Therefore, we intend in this study to observe the effects of prostaglandin F2 alpha and prostaglandin E2 and the interactions between epinephrine, a potent LHRH agonist [(D-Ser-(TBu)6, des-Gly-NH2(10)) LHRH ethylamide: Buserelin] and hCG in normal and in vitro hCG-desensitized rat immature luteal… CONTINUE READING