Anim Reprod Sci 2022 May 5;240:106988. Epub 2022 May 5.
Department of Reproduction and Artificial Insemination, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Harran University, Şanlıurfa, Turkey.
The aim was to evaluate the expression of genes of steroidogenic, cholesterol uptake, and liver X receptor (LXR) mediated cholesterol efflux pathway in ovine corpus luteum (CL) during natural and prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α) induced luteolysis and early pregnancy. For this study, two experiments were carried out 1); ewes were grouped into two sub-groups as cyclic 12 (C12, n = 4) and 16 (C16, n = 4) and pregnant 12 (P12, n = 4), 16 (P16, n = 4), and 22 (P22, n = 4). Additionally, 2) ewes were grouped into four groups following treatment of PGF2α, the duration of PGF2α challenge at 1 (PG1, n = 4), 4 (PG4, n = 4), and 16 (PG16, n = 4) hours on day 12 of the cycle was compared with 0 h. Read More