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Effect of FSH deprivation at specific times on follicular maturation in the bonnet monkey (Macaca radiata)

Ravindranath, N and Rani, Sheela CS and Martin, F and Moudgal, NR (1989) Effect of FSH deprivation at specific times on follicular maturation in the bonnet monkey (Macaca radiata). In: Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 87 (1). pp. 231-241.

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Cyclic monkeys were deprived of FSH for specific periods on different days of the follicular phase by injecting them with minimal doses of an FSH antiserum characterized for specificity and bioneutralizing ability. The effect of the antiserum on follicular maturation was assessed by determining (a) serum oestrogen concentrations through the midcycle period, (b) serum progesterone concentrations as an index of ovulation and luteal function, (c) laparoscopic examination of the surface of the ovary when necessary, and (d) overall cycle length. While antiserum injection on Day 5 of the cycle caused delay in the oestrogen surge from Days 9 to 11, injection on Day 6 led to the occurrence of two oestrogen surges, on Days 9 and 14. Laparoscopic examination showed that the earlier follicle had disappeared and a new follicle had appeared by Day 14. Antiserum injection on Day 7 of the cycle arrested further growth of the maturing follicle, but a new follicle appeared 9 days later, as indicated by a surge of oestrogen on Day 16. Injection of antiserum beyond Day 7 had no effect on follicular development, ovulation and luteal function. These observations suggest that the mature follicle becomes relatively independent of FSH support about 48 h before ovulation and this event could be a marker for follicular dominance.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Reproduction and Fertility
Publisher: Society for Reproduction and Fertility
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Society for Reproduction and Fertility
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 13:09
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/12880

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