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Effect Of Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin And Ovine Luteinizing Hormone On Rat Ovarian Macromolecular Metabolism

Prasad, MSK and Muralidhar, K and Moudgal, NR and Adiga, PR (1978) Effect Of Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin And Ovine Luteinizing Hormone On Rat Ovarian Macromolecular Metabolism. In: Journal of Endocrinology, 76 (2). pp. 283-292.

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Abstract

Administration of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) or ovine LH to immature rats primed with pregnant mare serum gonadotrophin (PMSG) stimulated the rate of synthesis of polyadenylic acid (poly A)-rich RNA in the ovaries. The rate of total RNA synthesis was not affected significantly by hormone treatment, whereas protein synthesis was enhanced. The increase in the rate of synthesis of poly(A)-rich RNA in the ovaries could be inferred as induction of messenger RNA synthesis after the hormone treatment. The poly(A)-rich nature of the isolated RNA was established by oligo(dT)–cellulose chromatography, binding to Millipore filter disks and hydridization with [3H]polyuridylic acid. The level of cyclic AMP in the ovaries of such rats was also raised after administration of LH, the increase coincided with the increase in the rate of synthesis of poly(A)-rich RNA. The implications of these results are discussed in the light of the biochemical basis of luteinization and the action of LH.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Society for Endocrinology.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2009 08:05
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 06:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/24281

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