Vasoactive peptides in the luteolytic process activated by PGF2alpha in pseudopregnant rabbits at different luteal stages.


To study the role of endothelial factors in luteal function, the dynamic profiles of genes for endothelin 1 (EDN1), its receptor subtypes, EDNRA and EDNRB, and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) were examined in corpora lutea (CL) obtained from rabbits on Days 4 and 9 of pseudopregnancy after prostaglandin (PG) F2alpha analogue (alfaprostol) treatment. The… (More)