|Title:||Inhibitory effects of epidermal growth factor on progesterone production of ovarian granulosa cells in Tsaiya duck (Anas platyrhynchos var. domestica)||Authors:||Chiu, C H
Fei, C Y
Wu, L S
|Issue Date:||Dec-2010||Publisher:||TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD||Journal Volume:||51||Journal Issue:||6||Start page/Pages:||821||Source:||British poultry science||Abstract:||
1. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of epidermal growth factor (EGF) on progesterone (P(4)) secretion from ovarian granulosa cells in Tsaiya ducks (Anas platyrhynchos var. domestica). 2. We obtained the largest (F1) follicle from Tsaiya duck, the granulosa layer was separated and the cells were isolated according to their proximity to the germinal disc. 3. The granulosa cells were cultured in vitro, the culture media and the cells were used to determine P(4) and steroidogenic enzyme concentrations, respectively. 4. P(4) concentrations were decreased in cultured granulosa cells taken proximal to the germinal disc (GD) compared to those distal to the germinal disc (NGD). 5. EGF inhibited both basal and ovine luteinising hormone (oLH)-induced P(4) concentrations. It also inhibited the P(4) secretion via protein kinase A (PKA) pathway when cultured with GD and NGD granulose cells (mixed together) in vitro. 6. Western blot results showed decreased concentrations of cytochrome P450 side-chain cleavage (P450scc) enzyme, 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD) enzyme and steroid acute regulatory (StAR) protein expression, when the cells were co-treated with EGF and oLH. 7. The inhibitory effect of oLH-induced P(4) production was attenuated by EGF by the addition of MAP-erk kinase (MEK) inhibitor (PD98059) suggests EGF may inhibit P(4) production by affecting via the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway.
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