Journal article

INCREASED GONADOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE PULSE FREQUENCY ASSOCIATED WITH ESTROGEN-INDUCED LUTEINIZING-HORMONE SURGES IN OVARIECTOMIZED EWES

IJ CLARKE, JT CUMMINS

ENDOCRINOLOGY | ENDOCRINE SOC | Published : 1985

Abstract

Hypophyseal portal blood samples were taken from ovariectomized (OVX) ewes given 50 micrograms estradiol benzoate. This estrogen treatment elicited a biphasic alteration (decrease then increase) in LH secretion. During the negative feedback phase, pulsatile GnRH secretion continued; at this time the interpulse interval for the GnRH pulses (49.5 +/- 5.7 min, mean +/- SE, n = 6) was similar to that in 7 control OVX ewes (53.4 +/- 8.7 min). During the positive feedback phase the GnRH interpulse interval (26.8 +/- 9.8 min; n = 6) was significantly (P less than 0.05) less than in the controls. In 3/7 cases the GnRH pulse frequency in OVX controls was within the range observed for estrogen-treated..

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