Faillure in the effect of the analogue (hCG) of luteinizing hormone on the luteal angiogenesis in rats (Rattus novergicus)
Keywords:LH, hCG, Angiogenesis, Corpus luteum, Ovulation
The knowledge of the mechanisms that affect the control of the ovarian activity is essential for the success of reproduction biotechnologies. Although a number of studies have been carried out in which the luteinizing hormone (LH) was used to control the ovarian activity, little is known about its influence in the morphology and vascular formation of the corpus luteum, aiming to increase the local blood flow. Thus, the objective of the present experiment was the quantification of the vascular density of corpora lutea (Cls) in animals treated with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) just after ovulation. Therefore, eighteen wistar rats were used in this experiment. Eight rats in the treated group and ten rats in the control group. Corpora lutea were divided into two groups: group (A) treated with hCG in the following morning after copulation, and group (B) control animals which received an injection of 0.9% sodium chloride solution. Ovaries from each group were used for preparation of histological sections for vascular density qualification. No statistical significance was found between the two groups tested.
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