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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

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ISSN 1328-925X

 

Volume 22 (9):856-870, 2018.


Effect of follicle-stimulating hormone on progesterone and follicle size

of Laudakia nupta lizards determined by ultrasonograph.

 

Sayyadi Farkhondeh1 MSc, Rastegar-Pouyani Nasrullah1 PhD, Azadbakht Mehri1*PhD, Farshchian Nazanin2 PhD, Chehri Khosrow1 PhD.

 

*Department of Biology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran. 2Radiology, Kermanshah University Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

 

ABSTRACT

 

Farkhondeh S, Nasrullah RP, Mehri A, Nazanin F, Khosrow C. Effect of follicle-stimulating hormone on progesterone and follicle size of Laudakia nupta lizards determined by ultrasonography Onl J Vet Res., 22 (9):856-870, 2018. Authors describe effect of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) on serum progesterone level and ovarian follicle growth L. nupta measured by ultrasonography. Five adult wild Laudakia nupta captured during the non-reproductive season were given FSH daily by intraperitoneal injection for 14 days and blood taken for immunoassay of serum progesterone at days 0, 7 and 14. Ovarian follicles were measured by ultrasound at day 0, 7 and 14. At day 0 mean serum progesterone was 1ng/ml, Day 7, 1.76ng/ml, and Day 14, 2.45ng/ml. At day 0, follicles measured 1.79 to 2.11, day 7, 3.52 to 4.26, and day 14, 4.30 to 5.19 mm. We find that FSH stimulates progesterone production and follicle growth in Laudakia nupta.

 

Key words: Ovarian stimulation, Progesterone production, Follicle growth, Ultrasonography, Laudakia nupta.


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