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Effect of pregnant mare serum gonadotropin on the induction and degradation of FSH and LH receptors in the granulosa cell of the immature rat

Vidyashankara, N and Moudgal, NR (1984) Effect of pregnant mare serum gonadotropin on the induction and degradation of FSH and LH receptors in the granulosa cell of the immature rat. In: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 37 (2). pp. 215-222.

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The relative induction of FSH and LH receptors in the granulosa cells of immature rat ovary by pregnant mare serum gonadotropin (PMSG) has been studied. A single injection of PMSG (15 IU) brought about a 3- and 12-fold increase in FSH and LH receptor concentration,respectively, in the granulosa cells. Maximal concentration was reached by 72 h but the receptor levels showed a sharp decline during the next 24–48 h. The kinetic properties of the newly formed FSH receptors were indistinguishable from the pre-existing ones. The induced FSH receptors were functional as demonstrated by an increase in the in vitro responsiveness of the cells to exogenous FSH in terms of progesterone production. Treatment of immature rats with cyanoketone, an inhibitor of Δ5,3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, prior to PMSG injection effectively reduced the PMSG-stimulated increase in the serum estradiol, uterine weight and LH receptors but had no effect on the FSH receptor induction. The ability of PMSG to induce gonadotropin receptors can be arrested at any given time by injecting its antibody, thereby suggesting a continuous need for the hormonal inducer. Estrogen in the absence of the primary inducer was unable to maintain the induced LH and FSH receptor concentration. Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis using indomethacin also had no effect on either the induction or degradation of gonadotropin receptors. Administration of PMSG antiserum, 48 h after PMSG injection, brought about a rapid decline in the induced receptors over the next 24 h, with a rate constant and \iota 1/2 of 0.078 h−1 and 8.9 h for FSH receptors and 0.086 h−1 and 8.0 h for the LH receptors, respectively.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Publisher: Elsevier science
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier science.
Keywords: pregnant mare serum gonadotropin; receptor induction and degradation; FSH and LH receptors; rat granulosa cell
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2009 06:10
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20693

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