There is no published information about follicular-fluid leptin concentrations or the presence of leptin and leptin receptor in the equine ovary or oocyte. Three groups of mares – adult draft mares, draft fillies and adult Standardbred mares – were included in the study. Leptin and leptin receptor were detected in all immature oocytes by immunofluorescence with higher intensity in oocytes from draft mares compared with draft fillies and Standardbred mares. After in vitro maturation a higher proportion of oocytes reached metaphase II in draft mares than in draft fillies and Standardbred mares, and in all groups both leptin and leptin receptor became localised in the oocyte cortex but with higher immunopositivity in draft mares compared with draft fillies and Standardbred mares. These intensities were confirmed by the expression profiles of leptin and leptin receptor mRNA. Moreover, leptin was detected in ovarian blood vessels in all three types of animal and within the corpora lutea in adult mares. Serum and follicular-fluid concentrations of leptin were similar in draft and Standardbred mares but higher in draft mares than in draft fillies. This study supports the hypothesis that expression of leptin and leptin receptor mRNA and the rate of maturation can be related either to adiposity or to puberty.
Follicular fluid leptin concentrations and expression of leptin and leptin receptor in the equine ovary and in vitro-matured oocyte with reference to pubertal development and breeds / A. Lange-Consiglio, S. Arrighi, N. Fiandanese, P. Pocar, M. Aralla, G. Bosi, V. Borromeo, A. Berrini, A. Meucci, M.E. Dell'Aquila, F. Cremonesi. - In: REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT. - ISSN 1031-3613. - 25:5(2013 Jun), pp. 837-846.
|Titolo:||Follicular fluid leptin concentrations and expression of leptin and leptin receptor in the equine ovary and in vitro-matured oocyte with reference to pubertal development and breeds|
LANGE CONSIGLIO, ANNA (Primo)
ARRIGHI, SILVANA (Secondo)
CREMONESI, FAUSTO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Adiposity ; mare ; puberty|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/10 - Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologia Veterinaria|
Settore VET/01 - Anatomia degli Animali Domestici
Settore BIO/10 - Biochimica
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/RD12188|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|