Effects of non-steroidal gonadal factors on LH secretion in female common carp during the reproductive cycle

https://doi.org/10.17221/337-CJASCitation:Chyb J., Mikolajczyk T., Sokolowska-Mikolajczyk M., Socha M., Szczerbik P., Biedroń D., Dębowska M., Kasiuk M., Madej J., Podczerwińska E., Adamek M., Epler P. (2008): Effects of non-steroidal gonadal factors on LH secretion in female common carp during the reproductive cycle. Czech J. Anim. Sci., 53: 398-403.
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of recombinant human inhibin A, recombinant human activin A and desteroidized ovarian extract on LH secretion in vitro and in vivo in female common carp during different stages of reproductive cycle. Inhibin stimulated spontaneous as well as GnRH-stimulated LH release in vivo in fish during gonadal recrudescence. This hormone did not have an influence on spontaneous LH secretion in the periovulatory period, but had a slightly inhibitory effect on GnRH-stimulated LH release in this stage of gonad maturity. Activin decreased spontaneous LH secretion during gonadal recrudescence and increased LH secretion before ovulation, having no effects on GnRH-stimulated LH release during both stages of gonad maturity. The desteroidized ovarian extract failed to modify spontaneous LH secretion, but decreased GnRH-stimulated LH release during recrudescence and especially before ovulation. It is to conclude that these data suggest the differential role of inhibin/activin as substances in the regulation of LH secretion in common carp females.
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