The levels of prostaglandins associated with the reproductive cycle of the scallop, patinopecten yessoensis

M. Osada, T. Nomura

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Abstract

The present experiment was undertaken to investigate the seasonal variations of levels of prostaglandins (PGs) and regulation of these levels in the ovary and hemolymph of the scallop. The levels of prostaglandin F (PGF) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in the hemolymph and ovary increased during sexual maturation, and these spawning season. Consecutive administration of antiestrogen inhibited the increase of the levels of PGF and PGE2 during sexual maturation. These results indicate that the seasonal variations of the levels of PGF and PGE2 are closely related to the reproductive cycle, suggesting that PGF and PGE2 may be involved in the sexual maturation and spawning of the scallop. Furthermore, it was supposed that estrogen likely plays a role in the regulation of PGs production in female well known in mammals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-239
Number of pages11
JournalProstaglandins
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology

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