1994-2019. All Rights Reserved. Online Journal of Veterinary Research. You may not store these pages in any form except for your own personal use. All other usage or distribution is illegal under international copyright treaties. Permission to use any of these pages in any other way besides the before mentioned must be gained in writing from the publisher. This article is exclusively copyrighted in its entirety to OJVR publications. This article may be copied once but may not be, reproduced or re-transmitted without the express permission of the editors.
Online Journal of Veterinary Research©
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.
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.