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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437622/sexually-active-bucks-counterbalance-the-seasonal-negative-feedback-of-estradiol-on-lh-in-ovariectomized-goats
#1
A L Muñoz, D Chesneau, H Hernández, M Bedos, G Duarte, J Vielma, L A Zarazaga, P Chemineau, M Keller, J A Delgadillo
We showed previously that the permanent presence of bucks rendered sexually active by photoperiodic treatments, thereafter called photostimulated bucks, prevents the occurrence of seasonal anovulation; also, the introduction of these sexually active bucks induces ovulations during seasonal anestrus. Here, we studied the response of ovariectomized goats bearing 12-mm subcutaneous implants filled or not with estradiol to sexually active males to determine (1) whether the permanent presence of such bucks prevents the decrease of LH despite the presence of a negative feedback by estradiol mimicking that of seasonal anestrus (experiment 1) and (2) whether the introduction of photostimulated bucks increases the plasma LH concentrations in spite of this negative feedback (experiment 2)...
March 31, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431319/response-of-plasma-glucagon-like-peptide-2-to-feeding-pattern-and-intraruminal-administration-of-volatile-fatty-acids-in-sheep
#2
M Elsabagh, Y Inabu, T Obitsu, T Sugino
Glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2), a gut peptide secreted by enteroendocrine L cells, has recently been identified as a key regulator of intestinal growth and absorptive function in ruminants. However, reports on GLP-2 secretion are few, and more information regarding its secretion dynamics is needed. In this study, two experiments were conducted to elucidate the daily rhythm of GLP-2 secretion in response to feeding regimen and to investigate the effect of volatile fatty acids (VFA) on GLP-2 release in sheep...
March 11, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371654/extended-low-dose-dexamethasone-suppression-test-for-diagnosis-of-atypical-cushing-s-syndrome-in-dogs
#3
K M Fowler, L A Frank, F Morandi, J C Whittemore
The purpose of this study was to evaluate extension of the low-dose dexamethasone suppression (LDDS) test from 8 h to 12 h to detect possible hypercortisolemia associated with atypical hyperadrenocorticism (AHAC). Twelve client-owned dogs were enrolled in the study: 6 healthy dogs (group 1) and 6 dogs with suspected AHAC (group 2). Baseline EDTA plasma samples were collected for endogenous ACTH determination using an immunoradiometric assay. Serum samples were collected before and at 4, 8, 10, and 12 h post-administration of 0...
March 11, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273497/effect-of-fish-meal-supplementation-on-spatial-distribution-of-lipid-microdomains-and-on-the-lateral-mobility-of-membrane-bound-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-receptors-in-bovine-corpora-lutea
#4
M R Plewes, P D Burns, P E Graham, J E Bruemmer, T E Engle, B G Barisas
This study examined the effects of fish meal supplementation on spatial distribution of lipid microdomains and lateral mobility of prostaglandin F2α (FP) receptors on cell plasma membranes of the bovine corpus luteum (CL). Beef cows were stratified by BW and randomly assigned to receive a corn gluten meal supplement (n = 4) or fish meal supplement (n = 4) for 60 d to allow incorporation of fish meal-derived omega-3 fatty acids into luteal tissue. Ovaries bearing the CL were surgically removed between days 10 to 12 after estrus corresponding to approximately day 60 of supplementation...
February 14, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327456/relationship-between-plasma-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-concentrations-during-the-rearing-period-and-subsequent-embryo-productivity-in-japanese-black-cattle
#5
H Nabenishi, G Kitahara, S Takagi, A Yamazaki, T Osawa
To use plasma anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) concentrations as early-stage markers for donor cow selection, we investigated the relationship between plasma AMH concentrations in Japanese black heifers and subsequent embryo productivity following superovulation treatment. Plasma AMH and nonesterified fatty acid (NEFA) concentrations in 6 heifers were evaluated once per month from 3 mo before successful AI for primiparity to 3 mo postpartum. Following calving, embryo collection by superovulation treatment was performed at 3- to 4-mo intervals...
February 4, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254632/metabolic-and-inflammatory-responses-to-the-common-sweetener-stevioside-and-a-glycemic-challenge-in-horses-with-equine-metabolic-syndrome
#6
S E Elzinga, B Rohleder, B Schanbacher, K McQuerry, V D Barker, A A Adams
Extracts derived from the leaves of the stevia plant (stevioside) are commonly used as sweeteners for humans and horses. Stevioside appears to be safe for human consumption, including for individuals with insulin dysregulation. In the horse, the safety or metabolic effects of stevioside on normal animals or on those with metabolic dysfunction are unknown. Furthermore, the inflammatory response to a glycemic challenge or to stevioside in horses is not well defined. Therefore, the objective of this study was to measure the effects of stevioside and a glycemic challenge on insulin, glucose, and inflammatory responses in horses with a common metabolic dysfunction (equine metabolic syndrome or EMS) compared with non-EMS controls...
February 4, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040605/g-protein-coupled-receptor-34-in-ovarian-granulosa-cells-of-cattle-changes-during-follicular-development-and-potential-functional-implications
#7
L J Spicer, L F Schütz, J A Williams, N B Schreiber, J R Evans, M L Totty, J N Gilliam
Abundance of G protein-coupled receptor 34 (GPR34) mRNA is greater in granulosa cells (GCs) of cystic vs normal follicles of cattle. The present experiments were designed to determine if GPR34 mRNA in granulosa cell [GC] changes during selection and growth of dominant follicles in cattle as well as to investigate the hormonal regulation of GPR34 mRNA in bovine GC in vitro. In Exp. 1, estrous cycles of nonlactating cows were synchronized and then ovariectomized on either day 3-4 or 5-6 after ovulation. GPR34 mRNA abundance in GC was 2...
April 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835804/gap-junctional-connexin-messenger-rna-expression-in-the-ovine-uterus-and-placenta-effects-of-estradiol-17%C3%AE-treatment-early-pregnancy-stages-and-embryo-origin
#8
M L Johnson, D A Redmer, L P Reynolds, A T Grazul-Bilska
Gap junctions play a major role in direct, contact-dependent cell-cell communication, and they have been implicated in the regulation of cellular metabolism and the coordination of cellular functions during growth and differentiation of organs and tissues. Gap junctional channels, composed of connexin (Cx) proteins, have been detected and shown to be influenced by hormones (eg, estrogen and progesterone) in uterine and placental tissues in several species. We hypothesized that (1) the messenger RNA (mRNA) for Cx26, Cx32, Cx37, and Cx43 is expressed in the uterus of ovariectomized sheep treated with estradiol-17β (E2) and in ovine placenta during early pregnancy, (2) E2-treatment of ovariectomized ewes would cause time-specific changes in Cx26, Cx32, Cx37, and Cx43 mRNA expression (experiment 1), and (3) expression of these 4 Cx would vary across the days of early pregnancy (experiment 2) and will be affected by embryo origin (ie, after application of assisted reproductive technologies [ARTs]; experiment 3)...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792889/salsolinol-a-potential-inhibitor-of-the-gonadotropic-axis-in-sheep-during-lactation
#9
E Marciniak, M Hasiec, F Fülöp, T Misztal
This study tested the hypothesis that salsolinol, a derivative of dopamine, affects GnRH and LH secretion in lactating sheep. In the in vivo experiment, the structural analogue of salsolinol, 1-methyl-3,4-dihydroisoquinoline (1-MeDIQ), was infused into the infundibular nucleus-median eminence of sheep at the fifth wk of lactation to antagonize salsolinol's action. Simultaneously, cerebrospinal fluid from the third brain ventricle, to determine GnRH concentration, and plasma samples, to measure LH concentration, were collected...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769009/role-of-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-1-in-estradiol-17%C3%AE-induced-alterations-in-protein-synthesis-and-protein-degradation-rates-in-fused-bovine-satellite-cell-cultures
#10
E Kamanga-Sollo, K J Thornton, M E White, W R Dayton
In feedlot steers, estradiol-17β (E2) and combined E2 and trenbolone acetate (a testosterone analog) implants enhance rate and efficiency of muscle growth; and, consequently, these compounds are widely used as growth promoters in several countries. Treatment with E2 stimulates protein synthesis rate and suppresses protein degradation rate in fused bovine satellite cell (BSC) cultures; however, the mechanisms involved in these effects are not known with certainty. Although the genomic effects of E2 mediated through the classical estrogen receptors have been characterized, recent studies indicate that binding of E2 to the G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER)-1 mediates nongenomic effects of E2 on cellular function...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743526/activities-for-leptin-in-bovine-trophoblast-cells
#11
C K Hughes, M M Xie, S R McCoski, A D Ealy
Leptin is involved in various reproductive processes in humans and rodents, including placental development and function. The specific ways that leptin influences placental development and function in cattle are poorly understood. This work was completed to explore how leptin regulates hormone, cytokine and metalloprotease transcript abundance, and cell proliferation in cultured bovine trophoblast cells. In the first set of studies, cells were cultured in the presence of graded recombinant bovine leptin concentrations (0, 10, 50, 250 ng/mL) for 6 or 24 h...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664382/a-mirna-target-network-putatively-involved-in-follicular-atresia
#12
F X Donadeu, B T Mohammed, J Ioannidis
In a previous microarray study, we identified a subset of micro RNAS (miRNAs), which expression was distinctly higher in atretic than healthy follicles of cattle. In the present study, we investigated the involvement of those miRNAs in granulosa and theca cells during atresia. Reverse Transcription-quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR) confirmed that miR-21-5p/-3p, miR-150, miR-409a, miR-142-5p, miR-378, miR-222, miR-155, and miR-199a-5p were expressed at higher levels in atretic than healthy follicles (9-17 mm, classified based on steroidogenic capacity)...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664381/moderate-high-or-low-maternal-protein-diets-change-gene-expression-but-not-the-phenotype-of-skeletal-muscle-from-porcine-fetuses
#13
C Kalbe, D Lösel, J Block, L Lefaucheur, K-P Brüssow, O Bellmann, R Pfuhl, B Puppe, W Otten, C C Metges, C Rehfeldt
The aim of our study was to characterize the immediate phenotypic and adaptive regulatory responses of fetuses to different in utero conditions reflecting inadequate maternal protein supply during gestation. The gilts fed high- (250% above control) or low- (50% under control) protein diets isoenergetically adjusted at the expense of carbohydrates from the day of insemination until the fetuses were collected at day 64 or 94 of gestation. We analyzed body composition, histomorphology, biochemistry, and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression of fetal skeletal muscle...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658124/prostaglandin-synthesis-by-the-porcine-corpus-luteum-effect-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE
#14
J Chang, S Frandsen, J E Gadsby
The porcine corpus luteum (CL) displays delayed sensitivity to PGF-2α (luteolytic sensitivity, [LS]) until days 12 to 13 of cycle. The control of LS is unknown, but it is temporally associated with macrophage (which secrete tumor necrosis factor-α; TNF-α) infiltration into the CL. Other studies showed that TNF-α induces LS in vitro and that prostaglandins (PGs) may be involved in this mechanism. In experiment 1, PGF-2α and PGE secretion by luteal cells (LCs) was measured on days 4 to 14 of the estrous cycle, and the expression of PTGFS/AKR1B1 and PTGES/mPGES-1, determined by Western blot, before (day 7) vs after (day 13) the onset of LS...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643975/effect-of-fish-oil-on-lateral-mobility-of-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-fp-receptors-and-spatial-distribution-of-lipid-microdomains-in-bovine-luteal-cell-plasma-membrane-in%C3%A2-vitro
#15
M R Plewes, P D Burns, P E Graham, R M Hyslop, B G Barisas
Lipid microdomains are ordered regions on the plasma membrane of cells, rich in cholesterol and sphingolipids, ranging in size from 10 to 200 nm in diameter. These lipid-ordered domains may serve as platforms to facilitate colocalization of intracellular signaling proteins during agonist-induced signal transduction. It is hypothesized that fish oil will disrupt the lipid microdomains, increasing spatial distribution of these lipid-ordered domains and lateral mobility of the prostaglandin (PG) F2α (FP) receptors in bovine luteal cells...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639459/is-progesterone-the-key-regulatory-factor-behind-ovulation-rate-in-sheep
#16
P M Bartlewski, J Sohal, V Paravinja, T Baby, M E F Oliveira, M Murawski, T Schwarz, D A Zieba, D H Keisler
Ovarian antral follicles in the ewe grow in an orderly succession, producing 3 to 4 waves per estrous cycle. In prolific sheep, some large antral follicles from the second-to-last wave of the estrous cycle are added to the ovulatory follicles emerging just before estrus to give a higher ovulation rate; it is feasible that regression of these follicles is prevented by an increase in serum concentrations of FSH or LH pulsatility at proestrus. Prolific sheep tend to have a shorter luteal phase than nonprolific ewes and there is a great deal of evidence that luteal progesterone (P4), in addition to regulating LH release, may govern the secretion of FSH heralding the emergence of follicular waves...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639033/expression-of-progesterone-receptor-in-the-porcine-uterus-and-placenta-throughout-gestation-correlation-with-expression-of-uteroferrin-and-osteopontin
#17
C B Steinhauser, F W Bazer, R C Burghardt, G A Johnson
Progesterone (P4) stimulates production and secretion of histotroph, a mixture of hormones, growth factors, nutrients, and other substances required for growth and development of the conceptus (embryo or fetus and placental membranes). Progesterone acts through the progesterone receptor (PGR); however, there is a gap in our understanding of P4 during pregnancy because PGR have not been localized in the uteri and placentae of pigs beyond day 18. Therefore, we determined endometrial expression of PGR messenger RNA (mRNA) and localized PGR protein in uterine and placental tissues throughout the estrous cycle and through day 85 of pregnancy in pigs...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591980/development-of-the-independent-function-of-fetal-thyroid-glands-in-the-dog-in-connection-with-iodothyronine-concentrations-in-pregnant-bitches-fetal-fluids-and-fetal-serum
#18
J Thuróczy, J Szilágyi, L Müller, L Balogh
Thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) concentrations in pregnant and nonpregnant bitches were measured. The allantoic and amniotic fluid samples were collected separately in the third week of pregnancy, and fetal blood samples were collected in the fourth week of pregnancy. There was no difference between T4 results in the pregnant and nonpregnant animals, but the measured serum concentrations exceeded the healthy range for normal adults. Serum T4 concentrations were lower in the fetus than those in adults (P < 0...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591979/prolactin-role-in-the-bovine-uterus-during-adenomyosis
#19
M Łupicka, B M Socha, A A Szczepańska, A J Korzekwa
Adenomyosis is uterine dysfunction defined as the presence of endometrial glands within the myometrium. It is suggested that adenomyosis is estrogen-dependent pathology, and prolactin (PRL) also affects its development. In the uterus of ruminants, PRL stimulates gland proliferation and function. We hypothesized that in the bovine uterus, the expression of PRL and its receptors (PRLRs) during adenomyosis is disturbed and modulated by estradiol (E2). Uterine tissues were collected postmortem from cows; epithelial, stromal, and myometrial cells were isolated; and cultured and treated with E2...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26542941/bone-morphogenetic-protein-4-and-bone-morphogenetic-protein-receptor-expression-in-the-pituitary-gland-of-adult-dogs-in-healthy-condition-and-with-acth-secreting-pituitary-adenoma
#20
A Sato, H Ochi, Y Harada, T Yogo, N Kanno, Y Hara
The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4) and its receptors, bone morphogenetic protein receptor I (BMPRI) and BMPRII, in the pituitary gland of healthy adult dogs and in those with ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis showed that the BMP4 messenger RNA expression level in the ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma samples was significantly lower than that in the normal pituitary gland samples (P = 0.03). However, there were no statistically significant differences between samples with respect to the messenger RNA expression levels of the receptors BMPRIA, BMPRIB, and BMPRII...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
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