The corpus luteum of the primate menstrual cycle is capable of recovering from a transient withdrawal of pituitary gonadotropin support.

@article{Hutchison1985TheCL,
  title={The corpus luteum of the primate menstrual cycle is capable of recovering from a transient withdrawal of pituitary gonadotropin support.},
  author={J. S. Hutchison and Anthony J. Zeleznik},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={1985},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={1043-9}
}
To further our understanding of the role of pituitary gonadotropin secretion in the control of corpus luteum function during the primate menstrual cycle, we have used an experimental model which enables us to directly control pituitary gonadotropin secretion throughout the luteal phase. Specifically, we have asked whether cessation of progesterone secretion, or functional luteolysis, resulting from a 3-day withdrawal of gonadotropin support, culminates in an irreversible loss of luteal… CONTINUE READING