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Horm Metab Res. 1990 May;22(5):269-72.

Effect of food deprivation on the pulsatile LH release in the cycling and ovariectomized female rat.

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Laboratory of Animal Reproduction, School of Agriculture, Nagoya University, Japan.

Abstract

The effect of food deprivation on the pulsatile release of LH was examined in the normal cycling and the ovariectomized (OVX) adult female rat. In the cycling animals, there were significant decreases in the mean plasma LH levels as well as the frequency and amplitude of the LH pulse 48 h after the onset of food deprivation. On the other hand, food deprivation for up to 72 h did not cause any changes in pulsatile LH release in the OVX animals. No difference in the changes in body weight and blood glucose concentration were found between the cycling and OVX rats throughout the period of food deprivation for up to 96 h. These findings suggest that ovarian factors play an important role in the early manifestation of the effect of food deprivation on pulsatile LH release and that metabolic changes as expressed by decreases in body weight and blood glucose level per se were not the direct causes in the decrease of LH release during the period of food deprivation.

PMID:
2347540
DOI:
10.1055/s-2007-1004900
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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