Retinol-binding protein (RBP), retinol and β-carotene in the bovine uterus and plasma during the oestrous cycle and the relationship between systemic progesterone and RBP on day 7.

@article{Costello2010RetinolbindingP,
  title={Retinol-binding protein (RBP), retinol and β-carotene in the bovine uterus and plasma during the oestrous cycle and the relationship between systemic progesterone and RBP on day 7.},
  author={Lisa M Costello and Padraic O'Boyle and James D. Godkin and Michael G. Diskin and Ailish C Hynes and Dermot Morris},
  journal={Reproduction, fertility, and development},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={1198-205}
}
In the dairy cow, low systemic concentrations of progesterone are known to be a major factor associated with early embryo loss. Endometrial expression of the gene encoding retinol-binding protein (RBP) is sensitive to small changes in progesterone on day 7 of the oestrous cycle. The objectives of the present study were to measure RBP concentrations in bovine uterine flushings and plasma across different days of the oestrous cycle and to examine the relationship between uterine RBP and systemic… CONTINUE READING