NE161: Association of Fertility with Temporal Changes in Ovarian Function of Domestic Ruminants

(Multistate Research Project)

Status: Inactive/Terminating

SAES-422 Reports



Milvae RA. 2000. Inter-relationships between endothelin and prostaglandin F2a in corpus luteum function. Rev Reprod. 5: 1-5.

Meidan R, Milvae RA, Weiss S, Levy N, Friedman A. 1999. Intraovarian regulation of luteolysis. J Reprod Fertil Suppl; 54:217-228.

Hinckley RMT. 2000. Endothelin-1, a mediator of ovine luteal function. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Connecticut.

New Hampshire

Olson KK, Townson DH 2000 Prolactin-induced expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and the accumulation of monocytes/macrophages during regression of the rat corpus luteum. Biol Reprod 62:1571-1578.

Olson KK, Townson DH 2001 Actions of Prostaglandin F2a and Prolactin on Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 Expression and Monocyte/Macrophage Accumulation in the Rat Corpus Luteum. Biol Reprod (Accepted)

Olson KK 2000. The effects of prostaglandin F2a and prolactin on immune cell recruitment during regression of the rat corpus luteum. M.S. Thesis, University of New Hampshire.

New York

Beam, S.W. and W.R. Butler. Effects of energy balance on follicular development and first ovulation in postpartum dairy cows. In Reproduction in Domestic Animals IV, W.W. Thatcher, E.K. Inskeep, G.D. Niswender, and C. Doberska, eds. J. Reprod. Fertil. Suppl. 54:411-424. 1999.

Butler, W.R. Nutritional interactions with reproductive performance in dairy cattle. Anim. Reprod. Sci. 60-61:449-457. 2000

Butler, W.R. Nutritional effects on resumption of ovarian cyclicity and conception rate. BSAS Symposium on Fertility in the High-Producing Dairy Cow, September 20-22, Galway, Ireland. pp. 13-14. 2000.

Frajblat, M. and W.R. Butler. Metabolic effects of insulin and IGF-I in bovine ovarian follicle wall culture. Biol. Reprod. 62(Suppl. 1):222. 2000.

Frajblat, M. and W.R. Butler. Use of bovine ovarian follicle wall in a culture system to study long-term steroidogenesis. J. Dairy Sci. 83(Suppl. 1):211. 2000.

Bode, M.L., R.O. Gilbert, and W.R. Butler. Effects of urea infusion on uterine luminal pH, prostaglandins and proteins in lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 83(Suppl. 1):212. 2000

Fortune, J.E. and G.M. Rivera, 1999. Persistent dominant follicles in cattle: basic and applied aspects. Arquivos da Faculdade de Veterinaria UFRGS v. 27 (Suppl.): 24-36.

Rivera, G.M., T.L. Kimmich, and J.E. Fortune, 2000. Steroidogenesis by theca cells of persistent vs. control bovine follicles: androstenedione secretion in response to LH. Theriogenology 53:380.

Fortune, J.E., C.M. Komar, J.S. Tabb, and A.K. Voss, 2000. Ovarian oxytocin: periovulatory production and effects. In: Ovulation: Evolving Scientific and Clinical Concepts, E.Y. Adashi (ed.). Springer Verlag, New York, (in press).

Fortune, J.E., G.M. Rivera, and C.M. Komar, 2000. Selection and differentiation of dominant ovarian follicles in cattle. In: BR Monographs of Reproduction & Catalog Group 2000, A.A.M. Rosa e Silva (ed.). (in press).


Bove, S.E., Petroff, M.G., Nishibori, M. and Pate, J.L. 2000. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor in the bovine corpus luteum: Characterization of steady-state messenger ribonucleic acid expression and immunohistochemical localization. Biol. Reprod. 62:879-885.

Marin-Guzman, J., Mahan, D.C. and Pate, J.L. 2000. Effect of dietary selenium and vitamin E on spermatogenic development in boars. J. Anim. Sci. 78:1527-1543.

West Virginia

Sayre, B.L., R. Taft, E. K. Inskeep and J. Killefer. 2000. Increased expression of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 during induced regression of bovine corpora lutea. Biol. Reprod. 63:21-29.

Hernandez-Fonseca, H. J., B.L. Sayre, R.L. Butcher and E. K. Inskeep. 2000. Embryotoxic effects adjacent and opposite to the early regressing bovine corpus luteum. Theriogenology 54: 83-91.

Bridges, P.J., D.J. Wright, W.I. Buford, N. Ahmad, H. Hernandez-Fonseca,
M.L. McCormick, F.N. Schrick, R.A. Dailey, P.E. Lewis and E.K. Inskeep. 2000. Ability of induced corpora lutea to maintain pregnancy in beef cows. J. Anim. Sci. 78:2942-2949.

Bridges, P.J., R. Taft, P.E. Lewis, W.R. Wagner and E.K. Inskeep. 2000. Effect of the previously gravid uterine horn and postpartum interval on follicular diameter and conception rate in beef cows treated with estradiol benzoate and progesterone. J. Anim. Sci. 78:2172-2176.


Starbuck MJ 2002 Retention of early pregnancy and its relationship to serum progesterone in dairy cattle. MS Thesis, West Virginia University

Knights MQ, Baptiste S, Lewis PE 2002 Ability of ram introduction to induce LH secretion, estrus and ovulation in fall-born ewe lambs during anestrus. Anim Reprod Sci 69:199-209.

Jo M, Fortune JE 2002 Oxytocin inhibits LH-stimulated production of androsterone by bovine theca cells. Mol Cell Endo 188:151-159.

Fortune JE 2002 Activation of primordial follicles. In "The future of the oocyte: Basic and clinical apects", C. Hegele-Hartung and JJ Eppig (eds) Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop; Springer-Verlag, Berlin (In press)

Townson DH, Tsang PCW, Butler WR, Frajblat M, Griel Jr. LC, Johnson CJ, Milvae RA, Niksic GM, Pate JL. Cooperative Regional Research Project, NE-161. Relationship of fertility to ovarian follicular waves before breeding in dairy cows. J Anim Sci 2002, 80:1053-1058.

Towle TA, Tsang PCW, Milvae RA, Newbury MK, McCracken JA. Dynamic in vivo changes in tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases 1 and 2, and matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9, during PGF2alpha -induced luteolysis in sheep. Biol Reprod 2002, 66:1515-1521.

Zhang B, Yan L, Moses MA, Tsang PCW. Bovine membrane type 1 matrix metalloproteinases: molecular cloning and expression in the corpus luteum. Biol Reprod 2002 (In press)

Townson DH, O‘Connor CL, Pru JK 2002 Expression of Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 and the Distribution of Immune Cell Populations in the Bovine Corpus Luteum Throughout the Estrous Cycle. Biol Reprod 66:361-366.

Cavicchio VA, Pru JK, Davis BS, Davis JS, Rueda BR, Townson DH 2002 Secretion of Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 by Endothelial Cells of the Bovine Corpus Luteum: Regulation by Cytokines but not Prostaglandin F2 alpha . Endocrinology (In Press)

Zhang, B 2002 Expression, activation, and regulation of matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) in the bovine corpus luteum. PhD Dissertation, University of New Hampshire.

Cavicchio VA 2002 Regulation of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) by pro-inflammatory cytokines in endothelial cells of the bovine corpus luteum. MS Thesis, University of New Hampshire

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