The effect of prolonged stress on the hypothalamic luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) in the anoestrous ewe.

@article{Przekop1988TheEO,
  title={The effect of prolonged stress on the hypothalamic luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) in the anoestrous ewe.},
  author={Franciszek Przekop and Jolanta Polkowska and Krystyna Mateusiak},
  journal={Experimental and clinical endocrinology},
  year={1988},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={334-40}
}
A study was performed to examine the effect of the intermittent long-term (20 min/h daily during 3 consecutive days) electric stress (footshocks) on the hypothalamic LHRH in anoestrous ewe. On the third day, immediately after the last stimulation, the animals were decapitated and the hypothalami and pituitaries were taken for analysis of LHRH and LH by immunocytochemistry; LHRH was also assayed by radioimmunoassay. In the stressed animals the concentration of immunoreactive LHRH (IR-LHRH) and… CONTINUE READING