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Luteal-phase defect induced by deprivation of FSH at a specific period of the follicular phase prevents pregnancy in the bonnet monkey (Macaca radiata)

Ravindranath, N and Moudgal, NR (1990) Luteal-phase defect induced by deprivation of FSH at a specific period of the follicular phase prevents pregnancy in the bonnet monkey (Macaca radiata). In: Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 88 (1). pp. 25-30.

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Abstract

Female bonnet monkeys were injected i.v. with 25 µl antiserum to FSH on Days 5, 6 or 7 of the cycle: the length of the luteal phase was shortened but there was no alteration in cycle length. Proven fertile females (N = 6) were caged throughout the period of the experiment (6 cycles) with proven fertile males and treated with 25 µl FSH antiserum on Day 7 of each of 3 successive cycles. Out of 18 cycle exposures during the treatment phase, 17 were ovulatory, but no pregnancies occurred. In the post-treatment phase, 5 monkeys became pregnant within 3 cycle exposures. These results show that it is possible to render female monkeys infertile by creating luteal insufficiency and this can be achieved repeatedly in a reproducible manner by depriving the cyclic females of FSH support on Day 7 of consecutive cycles.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Society for Reproduction and Fertility.
Keywords: monkey; ovary; follicular phase; luteal phase defect; pregnancy
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
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Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2011 04:44
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2011 04:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/35042

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