Effects of an LHRH Antagonist on Luteal Function in the Macaque

  • Hamish M. Fraser
  • Mairwen Abbott
  • Neil C. Laird
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)


The role of luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) and the pituitary gonadotrophins in controlling progesterone secretion from the corpus luteum of the human and the non-human primates is one of the most important fundamental questions concerning the hypothalamo-pituitary-ovarian axis still to be resolved. An understanding of this inter-relationship would help in the development of a way of reliably preventing progesterone production from the corpus luteum necessary for the establishment and maintenance of early pregnancy.


Luteal Phase Corpus Luteum Luteal Function Progesterone Secretion Early Luteal Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamish M. Fraser
    • 1
  • Mairwen Abbott
    • 1
  • Neil C. Laird
    • 1
  1. 1.MRC Reproductive Biology UnitCentre for Reproductive BiologyEdinburghScotland

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