The role of nutrition in the regulation of LH secretion during anestrus by the serotoninergic and dopaminergic systems in Mediterranean ewes treated with melatonin.

@article{Forcada2002TheRO,
  title={The role of nutrition in the regulation of LH secretion during anestrus by the serotoninergic and dopaminergic systems in Mediterranean ewes treated with melatonin.},
  author={Fernando Forcada and Olga Z{\'u}{\~n}iga and J A Abecia},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2002},
  volume={58 7},
  pages={1303-13}
}
The steroid-dependent inhibition of LH secretion involves dopaminergic and serotoninergic systems but it is unclear how the plane of nutrition affects this inhibition during anestrus in melatonin treated ewes. Melatonin implants (18 mg) were inserted (Day 0) into ovariectomized, estradiol treated adult Rasa Aragonesa ewes on a high (H; n = 8) or low energy diet (L; n = 6) which were applied in early anestrus (Day 29-57) and late anestrus (Day 90-104). Cyproheptadine (0.1 mg/ kg), a… CONTINUE READING