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Cell proliferation in the seminiferous and epididymal epithelia ofSus domesticus
We think that these results may be of importance for understanding the pathologic or reproductive processes in which cell proliferation is involved in the male reproductive system....
Removal of GPI-anchored membrane proteins causes clustering of lipid microdomains in the apical head area of porcine sperm
We studied the involvement of glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins (GPI-APs) in sperm capacitation, and reported that CD52 and CD55 exhibit bicarbonate-dependent release during in vitro sperm capacitation. Treating sperm with phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C (PIPLC) resulted i...
Effect of a GnRH analogue (Maprelin) on the reproductive performance of gilts and sows.
The ability of peforelin (l-GnRH-III) to stimulate follicular growth, FSH release, and estrus in gilts after altrenogest treatment and in sows after weaning was investigated. In three farrow-to-wean herds, with at least 600 sows and average production performance, 216 gilts, 335 primiparous, and 129...
Embryo production with sex-sorted semen in superovulated dairy heifers and cows.
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of sex-sorted semen on the number and quality of embryos recovered from superovulated heifers and cows on commercial dairy farm conditions in Finland. The data consist of 1487 commercial embryo collections performed on 633 and 854 animals of Holstein a...
Influence of caffeine pretreatment on biphasic in vitro maturation of dog oocytes.
Phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors have been utilized for in vitro maturation (IVM) of oocytes to manipulate the meiotic resumption and progression. Premature chromatin condensation and DNA replication of the oocytes, immediately after the decrease in the cAMP level, are the difficulties in canine I...
Hormone concentrations temporally associated with contralateral and ipsilateral relationships between the CL and preovulatory follicle durin...
Concentrations of circulating hormones after Day 14 (Day 0 = ovulation) were determined daily in 87 interovulatory intervals (IOIs) in heifers. The IOIs were grouped into four permutations according to an ipsilateral (Ipsi) or contralateral (Contra) relationship between the CL and the preovulatory f...
Role of PGF2α in luteolysis based on inhibition of PGF2α synthesis in the mare.
The effects of inhibition of PGF2α synthesis on luteolysis in mares and on the incidence of prolonged luteal activity were studied in controls and in a group treated with flunixin meglumine (FM), a PGF2α inhibitor (n = 6/group). The FM was given every 8 hours (1.0 mg/kg) on each of Days 14.0 to 16.7...
Adverse effects of members of the Enterobacteriaceae family on boar sperm quality.
We have seen that the presence in semen samples of S. marcescens, K. oxytoca, M. morganii, or P. mirabilis, but not P. stuartii or E. coli, was negatively associated with sperm motility (P < 0.05). The mean sperm concentration (P < 0.05), the mean percentage of spermatozoa with curled tails after th...
Prostaglandin E1 or E2 (PGE1, PGE2) prevents premature luteolysis induced by progesterone given early in the estrous cycle in ewes.
The objective of this study was to determine whether prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) or prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) prevents premature luteolysis in ewes when progesterone is given during the first 6 days of the estrous cycle. Progesterone (3 mg in oil, im) given twice daily from Days 1 to 6 (estrus = Day 0) in...