Prostaglandin-Induced Luteolysis in the Superluteinized Rat Ovary

  • A. Aakvaag
  • P. A. Torjesen
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)


The history of prostaglandin (PG) research in reproductive biology is characterized by discrepancies; completely different effects may be observed, and these seem to be related to numerous factors: the doses used, experimental design, in vivo, vs. in vitro, and others. It is now, however, firmly established that PGF is the luteolysin from the uterus in a number of animal species, first established in the sheep by McCracken et al. (1972) (for a review, see Horton and Poyser, 1976).


Corpus Luteum Serum Progesterone Prostaglandin Analogue Pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotropin Progesterone Secretion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Aakvaag
    • 1
  • P. A. Torjesen
    • 1
  1. 1.Hormone and Isotope LaboratoryUniversity of Oslo Hospitals, Aker HospitalOslo 5Norway

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