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dc.contributor.authorCannady, William E.
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-12T03:55:09Z
dc.date.available2015-02-12T03:55:09Z
dc.date.issued1998-07en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/344382
dc.description.abstractIt has been well documented that the duration of estrogen exposure regulates the release of gonadotropins from the hypothalamic-anterior pituitary axis. However, there are conflicting data as to the effects of estrogen in the ovary. Within the ovary, cyclic exposure to estrogen initiates follicle growth and development, which ultimately results in the formation of follicles capable of ovulating. However, some studies have shown that prolonged estrogen exposure may inhibit follicle development. Therefore characterizing this biphasic action of estrogen on ovarian follicle development will provide an explanation for these previously conflicting results. The following hypothesis is proposed: Short durations of estradiol exposure synergizes with follicle stimulating hormone by inducing FSH receptor; longer durations of estradiol not only decrease circulating levels of FSH but also suppress the responsiveness of granulosa cells to FSH.
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dc.subjectReproductive Cycleen
dc.subjectOvariesen
dc.subjectFSHen
dc.subjectOvarian Follicle Growthen
dc.subjectGranulosa Cellsen
dc.subjectEstrogenen
dc.titleCharacterization of the Biphasic Effect of 17 B-Estradiol on Fish Responsiveness in Rat Granulosa Cellsen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Cellular Biology and Anatomyen
dc.description.advisorMills, T. M.en
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en
dc.description.committeeMahesh, V. B.; Brann, D. W.; Ogle, T. F.; Stoming, T. A.en
html.description.abstractIt has been well documented that the duration of estrogen exposure regulates the release of gonadotropins from the hypothalamic-anterior pituitary axis. However, there are conflicting data as to the effects of estrogen in the ovary. Within the ovary, cyclic exposure to estrogen initiates follicle growth and development, which ultimately results in the formation of follicles capable of ovulating. However, some studies have shown that prolonged estrogen exposure may inhibit follicle development. Therefore characterizing this biphasic action of estrogen on ovarian follicle development will provide an explanation for these previously conflicting results. The following hypothesis is proposed: Short durations of estradiol exposure synergizes with follicle stimulating hormone by inducing FSH receptor; longer durations of estradiol not only decrease circulating levels of FSH but also suppress the responsiveness of granulosa cells to FSH.


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