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Luteinizing hormone in nutrient-restricted ovariectomized ewes

Luteinizing hormone in nutrient-restricted ovariectomized ewes Abstract This study was designed to evaluate profiles of serum concentrations of LH, pituitary content of LH and GnRH receptors, and hypothalamic content of GnRH in undernourished, ovariectomized ewes. In earlier studies, pulsatile secretion of LH diminished as duration of undernutrition progressed in prepubertal or adult ovariectomized ewes. Ewes having similar body condition scores (CS) of 5 to 9 (1 = extremely thin, 5 = moderate, 9 = obese) were fed maintenance or low-energy diets (100% and 60% of NRC requirements, respectively). Blood samples for analysis of LH were collected at 15-min intervals for 4 h at initiation of the project and immediately prior to slaughter. Serum concentrations of LH did not differ (P > .05) among groups at the initial sampling period. At slaughter, ewes with CS ≤ 2 (n = 7) had lost 26.8 kg (42% of initial weight). Ewes with CS ≥ 3 (n = 12) had lost an average of 13.7 kg (18% of initial weight). Concentrations of LH in ewes with final CS ≥ 3 was similar (P > .05) to that observed during the initial sampling period. However, release of LH was reduced (P < .01) in ewes with CS ≤ 2 compared with ewes with CS ≥ 3 (2.6 vs 9.5 and 3.2 vs 10.5 ng/ml for basal and mean concentrations, respectively).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) This content is only available as a PDF. Author notes 2 Dept. of Anim. Sci. The authors express appreciation to G. D. Niswender and V. D. Ramirez for supplying antibodies for RIA and to the Narional Pituitary Agency for providing iodination grade LH. The technical assistance of Ed Van Kirk is greatly appreciated. 3 Present address: Dept. of Anim. Sci., Univ. of Nevada, Reno. Copyright © 1990 by American Society of Animal Science http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Animal Science Oxford University Press

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Copyright © 1990 by American Society of Animal Science
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0021-8812
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1525-3163
DOI
10.2527/1990.6841097x
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Abstract

Abstract This study was designed to evaluate profiles of serum concentrations of LH, pituitary content of LH and GnRH receptors, and hypothalamic content of GnRH in undernourished, ovariectomized ewes. In earlier studies, pulsatile secretion of LH diminished as duration of undernutrition progressed in prepubertal or adult ovariectomized ewes. Ewes having similar body condition scores (CS) of 5 to 9 (1 = extremely thin, 5 = moderate, 9 = obese) were fed maintenance or low-energy diets (100% and 60% of NRC requirements, respectively). Blood samples for analysis of LH were collected at 15-min intervals for 4 h at initiation of the project and immediately prior to slaughter. Serum concentrations of LH did not differ (P > .05) among groups at the initial sampling period. At slaughter, ewes with CS ≤ 2 (n = 7) had lost 26.8 kg (42% of initial weight). Ewes with CS ≥ 3 (n = 12) had lost an average of 13.7 kg (18% of initial weight). Concentrations of LH in ewes with final CS ≥ 3 was similar (P > .05) to that observed during the initial sampling period. However, release of LH was reduced (P < .01) in ewes with CS ≤ 2 compared with ewes with CS ≥ 3 (2.6 vs 9.5 and 3.2 vs 10.5 ng/ml for basal and mean concentrations, respectively).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) This content is only available as a PDF. Author notes 2 Dept. of Anim. Sci. The authors express appreciation to G. D. Niswender and V. D. Ramirez for supplying antibodies for RIA and to the Narional Pituitary Agency for providing iodination grade LH. The technical assistance of Ed Van Kirk is greatly appreciated. 3 Present address: Dept. of Anim. Sci., Univ. of Nevada, Reno. Copyright © 1990 by American Society of Animal Science

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Journal of Animal ScienceOxford University Press

Published: Apr 1, 1990

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