The effect of prostaglandin F2α analog on the plasma concentration of progesterone in the bandicoot, Isoodon macrourus (Marsupialia:Peramelidae), during lactation

Gemmell R.T. (1985) The effect of prostaglandin F2α analog on the plasma concentration of progesterone in the bandicoot, Isoodon macrourus (Marsupialia:Peramelidae), during lactation. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 57 3: 405-410. doi:10.1016/0016-6480(85)90222-9


Author Gemmell R.T.
Title The effect of prostaglandin F2α analog on the plasma concentration of progesterone in the bandicoot, Isoodon macrourus (Marsupialia:Peramelidae), during lactation
Journal name General and Comparative Endocrinology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1095-6840
Publication date 1985-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0016-6480(85)90222-9
Volume 57
Issue 3
Start page 405
End page 410
Total pages 6
Subject 1310 Endocrinology
Abstract Prostaglandin F2α (PGF) analog was administered to bandicoots during lactation to determine whether PGF2α is involved in the regression of the marsupial corpus luteum. The concentration of progesterone in the plasma, and the morphology of the corpus luteum were monitored following PGF analog treatment. When the drug was administered early in lactation, there was no apparent change in luteal function. However, when PGF analog was administered on Days 30 and 31 of lactation an immediate decrease in plasma progesterone concentration to 0.1 ng/ml was observed and regression of the corpora lutea was observed by Day 36. The corpus luteum of numerous eutherian species is resistant to the luteolytic effects of prostaglandin F2α in the early luteal phase. The corpus luteum of the bandicoot appears to be resistant in a similar manner during early lactation.
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